We have just received an email from Fife Council Development Plan team raising awareness of the FIFEplan which is currently under consultation. The email is published below for convenience:

We are emailing to advise you that the Main Issues Report for FIFEplan, Fife’s Local Development Plan was formally launched by Councillor Kay Carrington, Chair of Fife Council’s Planning Committee yesterday afternoon in the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. The consultation started yesterday and will run for 8 weeks from Monday the 14th January 2013 to Sunday the 10th March 2013.

This is the main consultation stage in preparing the Fife Local Development Plan, which will replace the existing three Local plans in Fife by 2015.

The purpose of the Main Issues Report is to look at the changes that have taken place in Fife since the preparation of the existing Local Plans and highlight the choices in planning for the development of Fife over the next 10 years.

We are also inviting comments on a number of related documents, including the Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, and draft supplementary planning guidance on more specific topics. These are:

  • Fife Development Plan Planning Obligations Framework;
  • Draft Green Infrastructure Planning Guidance;
  • Maintaining an Effective 5 Year Housing Land Supply.

All the documents are available now online at the FIFEplan page: www.fifedirect.org.uk/fifeplan

Drop-in information events will also be taking place across Fife:

  • Monday 28th January 2013 – The Foyer, Inverkeithing Civic Centre
  • Tuesday 29th January 2013 – Council Chambers, Dunfermline
  • Wednesday 30th January 2013 – Training Room, County Buildings, Cupar
  • Tuesday 5th February 2013 – Lecture Room, St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy
  • Wednesday 6th February 2013 – Town Hall, St Andrews
  • Monday 11th February 2013 – The Foyer, Rothes Halls, Glenrothes
  • Wednesday 13th February 2013 – Beath High School, Cowdenbeath
  • Thursday 14th February 2013 – Kirkland High School, Methil

Comments can be made on the Main Issues Report, The Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Report and the supplementary planning guidance online at www.fifedirect.org.uk/fifeplan

Comments must be received by us no later than Sunday 10th March 2013. We look forward to hearing your views on the future planning for Fife.

Please note that this consultation is also seeking local views on the current wind energy strategy in place by Fife Council. Lochgelly Community Council are currently seeking your views regarding onshore wind turbine development.

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