All of the following text and images are from the FIFEplan consultation document; ‘SEA Annex 4 LDP Candidate sites atlas Oct 2012 vol 3 (173 pages)’

Development Options

All potential development sites, submitted by the end of the call for sites period (6th April 2012), and other sites that we considered could have development potential are listed in this document. The number of development options submitted far exceeded the number required for the FIFEplan.

We have carried out an initial site assessment of all the sites and highlighted any that we thought should not be assessed further. The reasons for this are noted on the individual site forms. Further investigation and assessment will be carried out before sites are identified for inclusion in the FIFEplan.

All sites listed in this document are included for information only as supporting information for the Environmental Report version 1. There is an opportunity to comment on the sites through the FIFEplan consultation running 14th January – 10th March 2013.

Lochgelly

  • LDP-LGY001 Land on the south side of Lochgelly
  • LDP-LGY002 Cemetery Field

It is important to note that the number of sites included in this document far exceeds the number required in the Local Development Plan. These sites have no planning status. They have been included simply to highlight the options available and reflect all the sites submitted by the close of the Initial Call for Sites consultation (April 2012).

Lochgelly
Lochgelly

Lochgelly South

Lochgelly South
Lochgelly South

This site will progress to the detailed site assessment process.
Candidate Site Reference LDP-LGY001
Area of the site in Hectares 27.7
Site Name and Location Land on the south side of Lochgelly
Current Local Plan Mid Fife Local Plan
Status in Current Local Plan Countryside
Proposed use of site Housing

Physical Assessment Summary
The site is a greenfield site currently used for agricultural purposes. Topography: The site rises to the centre. The slopes to the east and west are fairly gentle. Hutton Institute Land Classification – the site is not classified as prime agricultural land. There are no built heritage designations on the site. There are no natural heritage designations on the site or within 500m of the site. No flood risk has been identified on this site.

Green Networks Assessment Summary
There is a core path that runs along the southern boundary of this site and others which cut across the site. Some of the site is within 500m of Loch Gelly, but it is on the far side of the A92. The site is within the Southern Loop green network identified for Lochgelly. If allocated it would provide an opportunity to extend the green networks established through the development of Lochgelly South Strategic Land Allocation.

Transport Assessment Summary
Assessment to be carried out.

Infrastructure Assessment Summary
Assessment to be carried out.

Environmental Risks Assessment Summary
The eastern part of the site is within the inner and middle zones of the two Health and Safety Pipeline Consultation zones.

Energy Assessment Summary
Little potential – no interest has been shown by the site promoter.

Development Viability Assessment
No evidence provided.

Any other relevant information
The site was included as part of a long term development masterplan for Lochgelly that was produced during the Lochgelly Charrette (March 2010)

Lochgelly – Cemetery Field

Lochgelly - Cemetery Field
Lochgelly – Cemetery Field

This site will progress to the detailed site assessment process.
Candidate Site Reference LDP-LGY002
Area of the site in Hectares 12.3
Site Name and Location Cemetery Field, Lochgelly
Current Local Plan Mid Fife Local Plan
Status in Current Local Plan Countryside/Strategic Land Allocation
Proposed use of site Housing; Employment

Physical Assessment Summary
The site is a greenfield site currently used for agricultural purposes. Topography: the site slopes down to the north east at roughly a 1:14 gradient. Hutton Institute Land Classification – The site is not classified as prime agricultural land. There are no built heritage designations on the site. There are no natural heritage designations on the site or within 500m of the site. No flood risk has been identified on this site.

Green Networks Assessment Summary
There is a core path close to the northern boundary of this site (although it is on the opposite side of the railway). There are no natural heritage sites within 500m of the site. A couple of small watercourses lie to the north of the site (on the opposite side of the railway). The site lies within the North Eastern SLA green network identified for Lochgelly and if allocated it would provide an opportunity to extend the green networks established through the development of Lochgelly North East Strategic Land Allocation.

Transport Assessment Summary
Assessment to be completed.

Infrastructure Assessment Summary
Assessment to be completed.

Environmental Risks Assessment Summary
This site is within the inner and middle zones of the two Health and Safety Pipeline Consultation zones.

Energy Assessment Summary
Some potential – some interest has been shown by the site promoter.

Development Viability Assessment
No evidence provided.

Any other relevant information

To take part in the consultation, please visit: http://fife-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/fife_ldp/fifeplan_sea_v1/ldp1_sea_env_rpt_v1?tab=files
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