The area between Lumphinnans Farm and the Lochgelly Golf Course is to be developed for housing and is included in the consultation being held online (link published at the end of the article). Consultation ends on the 20th July 2011. The area to be developed is detailed below and is marked on the interactive Google Map further down the page.

Extract – Pages 70 – 71

Lochgelly West - (Overview)

  1. Development should sit back to back with the existing built edge.
  2. The cottages to the north of the site must not be faced by high walls or fences, development should ideally face them or be sideways on.
  3. One area of strategic greenspace (min 0.5ha) has been identified towards the centre of the site, the plan gives an indication of its location but the exact configuration of the space is flexible. No additional equipped play areas are required on site but a financial contribution must be made to upgrade play equipment in the Violet Park equivalent to one new local play area.
  4. The existing tree belt on the western boundary should be enhanced to provide other greenspace and development must face onto this area.
  5. Two main vehicular accesses into the site are identified along with a key pedestrian route towards the town centre.
  6. The layout should include a principal street through the site which links the two vehicular accesses into the site and extends to the north and east so that these routes could be extended in the future if the adjacent land becomes available for development.
  7. The routes through the sites should be designed so that they are broken up into short lengths with distinctive spaces created along their route, this will help to reduce traffic speeds and enhance legibility.
  8. The existing route and core paths which run through the site must be retained although their routes can be altered slightly
  9. SUDS are best located to the north west of the site and should ideally be designed to form accessible greenspace as part of the landscaped edge on the western boundary.
  10. Development frontages along the perimeter of the site should face outwards towards the Golf Course, this edge should not have a continuous built frontage but should allow pockets of greenspace to soften the impact of the development facing the golf course.

    Two accesses that would allow routes through to potential future development to the north and east have been identified (a minimum of two must be provided), the exact position of these access points is flexible but they should continue existing routes through the site.

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The map below has the basic areas marked concerning the proposed developments of Lochgelly, you can zoom in and out of the affected areas and view the map as a satellite view or as a normal map. Over the next few days we will add more details to the map.


View Changing Face of Lochgelly in a larger map

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Consultation

If you want to leave feedback to Fife Council and particpate in the public consultation you need to visit and register your details on FifeDirect: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/lochgellyguidance. If you have any enquiries regarding the consultation you can contact Alison Wood on 08451 555 555 (extension) 442 668.

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2 Comments

  1. mam

    July 17, 2011 at 8:47 am

    It should be noted that according to SEPA the victorian sewage system for this area will not support any further housing development. There are already regular sewage leaks in this area. If houses are built here the sewage system for the area will have to be replaced. SEPA should be consulted on this.

    Reply

    • Lochgelly

      July 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

      Thank you for this info, we’ll try and find more about this and get a response from SEPA.

      Reply

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