Development West of Manse, CC Objection

Below is a copy of the objection lodged by St Monans Community Council in the application to build 57 houses west of the manse. If you wish to add your own objection, or support, the required reference number is shown below.

15/02027/FULL

Objection notification

The Community Council’s objection is split in to two distinct areas. The first relates to the consultation process for this planning application, the second relates to characteristics of the proposed development plans submitted.

In terms of consultation processes, we believe that the Community Council should have automatically been deemed to be a statutory consultee, without us having to ask as we believe that this development would affect the amenity in the area of the CC.

In the “Design and Access Statement” under Public Involvement it states that “Fife Council advised that they would discuss the vehicular link connection through to Queen Margaret Street with the Community Council……. “. This has not happened.

In terms of the actual development and submitted plans we have objections on a number of grounds:

The proposed vehicular link through Queen Margaret Street is unnecessary and has been objected to unanimously by the Community Council and everyone present at the recent and previous public meetings. The impact this will have far outweighs any potential integration aspect this link would supposedly foster.

There are already noted traffic issues in this area of the village, and further traffic calming measures will not alleviate this. “In the evenings, the streets are congested with on-street parking, which is extremely hazardous to navigate, especially on Queen Margaret Street….” The “Transport Statement” states in the Conclusions at 8.2.4 “It was found that the development could be served by a single vehicular access from the A917 and under all tested scenarios the development will have a negligible impact etc.” This link road would mean the loss of garages which would further exacerbate the parking problems. The route would cut straight through the playpark in this area, which is a valuable asset to the local area and, with the introduction of family oriented housing within the development, this amenity would itself do more to foster integration between the new development and the existing village (and local community) than the proposed link road despite the ethos of ‘Designing Streets’. As a result of the link road the playpark would obviously need to be resited and nothing is shown on any plan or drawing as to where this would or could be. It beggars belief that anyone would think that this link road is a good idea when it is opposed by every village resident who has expressed an opinion, the local police representative who attended a previous meeting, where it was discussed, and indeed by the developer.

In summary, we believe this vehicular link is not required and a footpath through the existing playpark would provide sufficient social integration and access to and from all local amenities whilst having a lesser environmental impact in terms of traffic, loss of a greenfield site and a well used local amenity. When people walk to and from locations they engage with those around them and become more aware of the area and those in it, the same cannot be said for those undertaking car journeys.

We have concerns about the capacity of the sewerage systems and their abilities to cope with the extra usage. There are already problems with the pumping stations and with blockages and we feel that unless some upgrades are envisaged, these problems can only get worse.

Concern has also been expressed by some residents about the sight lines from some of the houses with driveways joining the A917, directly.

 

Arts Festival Photo Competition

Photo comp 2015

The Rules

 

  1. There will be three age categories – child (primary); child (secondary) and adult
  2. The winner of each category will receive – Child (primary) £25, Child (secondary) £50, adult £100.
  3. Entrants may submit up to three photographs. Each entry should be marked with name, address, and phone number. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, who will consider a range of factors including composition, technique, originality and interpretation of the brief.
  4. We suggest approx. A4 size prints, and we will supply mounts for this size. Other sizes may be submitted, but must be mounted. The print should be no larger than A3 size, 420mm x 297mm, and the mount should not exceed 500mm x 400mm. We also ask that a jpg is supplied that is at least 5 megapixels.
  5. Images may be enhanced to remove spots or scratches, make it brighter, clearer and so on, but not to manipulate the content. The judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.
  6. Entrants must not be professional photographers and, for the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs or their services as a photographer.
  7. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people prominently featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Prior to submission, entries must not have been professionally commissioned; and entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, been paid for any publication of any of their entries, or won or been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of their entries.
  8. By submitting your photograph for entry into the competition you will retain your copyright and also hereby grant to the committee of St Monans Community Arts Festival (SMCAF), a royalty free, non assignable, worldwide, non exclusive license to use the photograph for publication for all time.
  9. If you enter the competition your photograph may be exhibited, published on stmonans.org.uk and related facebook, twitter, and flickr accounts and may be used in publicity for St Monans and associated projects and by our sponsors in their magazines, publicity and website,.or in any other media. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants whose photographs are one of the finalists also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include photographers’ names.
  10. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and SMCAF reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if SMCAF has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. Any commercial opportunities that arise following the publication of the submitted photograph will be notified to the photographer who will be free to negotiate terms independent of the competition. You will be free to decline any commercial usage licenses,
  12. All personal data provided to SMCAF and the competition sponsors in relation to this competition will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and you hereby consent to us processing all personal data for the purposes of this competition.

 

Name………………………………………………..

Address…………………………………………………

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Email………………………………………………………………………..

 

Signature………………………………………………………………………………

If under 16, a parent or guardian must sign.

By signing, you are confirming that you will abide by the rules above.


 

 

Sea Queen Day Raffle Winners

ST MONANS SEA QUEEN DAY

RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS

  1. Original Martin F Salvage watercolour painting – Gregor Laing
  • One night for two at the 5* G&V Royal Mile hotel – Yvonne Sutherland
  • One night’s B&B for two at Grannies Harbour – Yvonne Sutherland
  • One night’s B&B for two at Inverforth – Kirsten
  • Fish voucher from Billy Morris – Tom McElhinney
  • Car valet voucher by Clark – Busby, Anstruther
  • Mayview Hotel voucher – Tracey Elder
  • True Colours Hairdressing voucher – J.Deacon
  • East Pier Smokehouse voucher – Tom Harvey
  • Ardross Farm Shop voucher – Bill Mathers
  • One session at Suzy’s Pilates Studio/Gym – Steve Marr
  • Gift Basket from Diving Gannet – Marion Houlte
  • Cuddly Toy – Bill Mathers
  • St Andrews Cinema tickets – Marilyn McKay
  • Harbour House , Elie voucher – Dave Langley
  • Aromatherapy Set – Ashworth

 

  •  Moomin House Finger Puppets – Stacey Brown’s Dad
  •  Hello Kitty Colouring Set – Albert
  •  Cuddly dog – Linda Anderson
  •  Set of toiletries – M.Marshall

Planning Meeting 29th June

Planning meeting 29th June

Mayview Hotel, 7.30pm

A planning application has been submitted for the field west of the manse. This meeting is to formulate the Community Council’s response.

All are welcome to attend.

 

AGENDA

1 Welcome and Apologies 4 mins 7.34
2 Declaration of Interests 1 mins 7.35
3 Planning Application for housing developmentto west of the Manse 30mins 8.05
9 AOCB 10 mins 8.15
10 Close and Date of Next Meeting 5 mins 8.30

Post Office

St Monans Post Office®

8 West Shore, St Monans, KY10 2BS

 

Decision – move to new premises & branch modernisation

 

I’m writing to confirm that we will be proceeding with our proposal to move the above Post Office branch to Spar Store, 7-9 West Street, St Monans,  KY10 2BU, where it will operate as one of our new local style Post Office branches. Continue reading