A decision to approve the controversial and contested plans to replace Lochore Meadows Visitor Centre without public scrutiny has been slammed by MSP Annabelle Ewing.

Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, has hit out at the decision by Fife Council to press ahead with the controversial visitor centre element of the Lochore Meadows project, in the face of local opposition.

Ms Ewing said:

“The people of Benarty have been badly let down by Fife Council.

Even the leader of the Council has admitted the consultation was flawed and his failure to engage in a meaningful way tells the people of Benarty everything they need to know about this Labour-led Fife Council.

Local democracy is ill-served by the dismissal of significant local concern with weasel words and talk of splits.

Fife Council have sold the Meedies and the people of Benarty short”

The Labour majority on the Executive Committee ensured the Labour’s proposal that the visitor centre go ahead was approved without any commitment to “learn from” mistakes or to subject the entire saga to any form of scrutiny or public investigation.

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