Consultation on proposed FIFEplan, Local Development Plan
The consultation on Fife’s Local Development Plan, called FIFEplan, begins on Monday 27 October 2014 and runs for a six week period until midnight on Monday 8 December 2014, for people to view the Plan and to submit their comments.
The Proposed Plan along with the draft Minerals Supplementary Guidance, the Planning Obligations Supplementary Guidance, Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report (version 3) and the draft Habitats Regulations and supporting documents can be viewed on line on the Council’s website at www.fifedirect.org.uk/fifeplan. The Proposed Plan can also be viewed at Economy, Planning & Employability Services Offices at Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 5LY, between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00, and at Fife’s community libraries during normal opening times. However, please note that the copies available within libraries shall be bespoke versions of the plan tailored to the area in which they are located.
FIFEplan is Fife’s first Local Development Plan, replacing the St Andrews & East Fife Local Plan, the Mid-Fife Local Plan and the Dunfermline & West Fife Local Plan, all adopted in 2012 along with the Minerals Subject Local Plan, adopted 2004, and the Alteration to the Minerals Subject Local Plan adopted in 2011.
The Proposed Plan and supporting documents set out our policies for the use of land and identifies sites for development; combining the Council’s growth ambitions with improving Fife as a place to live and work.
Making your comments to the Plan
If you have made a comment to FIFEplan at an earlier stage then you will have an account on the consultation portal already. You should use this to make your comments to this consultation.
If you do not have a development plan consultation portal account, then you can set up an account for this consultation. You will need to register and set up an account in order to submit your comments, by visiting www.fifedirect.org.uk/fifeplan and following the link to our consultation website.
Registering online allows you to:
- create your own secure account which can be used for this and any other development plan consultation (if you already have an account from a previous consultation you can use that one);
- receive automatic emails when your comments have been received by us;
- save, view and track the progress of all your comments submitted to anyS development plan consultation; and
- be informed of future development plan consultations that might be of interest to you.
Having the account ensures that you will continue to receive information about the progress of the plan, and your representation.
If you are unable to comment online, please complete a comments form which we can send to you if you contact us on 03451 551122. Forms should be returned to Development Plan Team, Economy, Planning and Employability Services, Fife Council, Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 5LY
Drop-in Information Events
The consultation includes a series of Public drop-in information event where the information will be available to view between the hours of 15:00 and 19:00 at the venues listed below:
- 30th October 2014 – Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Inverkeithing
- 3rd November 2014 – Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre, Cowdenbeath
- 4th November 2014 – City Chambers, Kirkgate, Dunfermline
- 6th November 2014 – Corn Exchange, Cupar
- 11th November 2014 – The Centre, Leven
- 12th November 2014 – St Brycedale Kirk, Kirkcaldy
- 13th November 2014 – Rothes Halls, Glenrothes
Any representations on the contents of the Proposed Plan or supporting documents can be made:
Online at: www.fifedirect.org.uk/fifeplan
By email to: Fife.DevPlan@fife.gov.uk
In writing to:
Fife Council Development Plan Team Economy, Planning & Employability Services Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes, Fife KY7 5LY
Representations should arrive no later than midnight on Monday 8th December 2014.
If you have any queries relating to the documents or require any additional information or assistance then please contact the Development Plan team on 03451 551122 or email us at Fife.DevPlan@fife.gov.uk.