With proposals to develop land on a greenfield site diverging away from the Mid Fife local plan we are reviewing the masterplans that are in place for the Lochgelly area which was established between Developers, Councillors, and Fife Council between 2006-2012.
Please note that the content below was produced by Ryden on behalf of JS Builders (Scotland) Ltd. Any opinion contained below is the opinion of Ryden and not Shining Waters. This forms a series of posts reviewing the long-term plans proposed for Lochgelly.
Lochgelly Golf CoursePermission was granted in 2014 to relocate the Lochgelly Golf Club to land west of Lochgelly opposite Westerton Farm (14/01052/FULL). The existing golf course was previously proposed for housing as part of the Lochgelly Strategic Land Allocation through the Mid Fife Local Plan 2012. However, it was dismissed by reporters as it was considered to have more merit for open space in planning terms than for housing use.
It may come forward for consideration again in the future but this is highly unlikely to be during the current effective land supply period to 2021 and is certainly no justification for favouring this site as a development opportunity.
Download Full Report: Ryden Sequential Site Assessment – PDF
Download Strategic Framework: Fife Council Design Framework for Lochgelly (2008) – PDF
Download Lochgelly Settlement Plan: Fife Council – Lochgelly Settlement Plan – PDF
Download Supplementary Guidance: Fife Council – Lochgelly Supplementary Planning & Transport Guidance (2011) – PDF