Objection by Marysia Denyer
Residents in Lamberton Place, Jamie Anderson Place
and Scooniehill Road have not received a Neighbour Notification letter at
any point in the PPP process, which highlights a serious flaw in Fife
Council's consultation procedures.
There are serious safety issues for
the sheltered housing residents living on Scooniehill Road, in using this
area as a proposed “drop off “ point for pupils coming by car and/or
bicycle. There is no pedestrian crossing to give them safe access to the
Scooniehill Community Centre.
Emergency services from the nearby
Ambulance station could be compromised by using the road as a “drop off “
zone and restricting access to the Largo Road junction.
No 43 Lamberton Place was totally
flooded in 2008 and the resident decanted for nine months. Two holding
tanks installed in the grassed area behind her house, now appear to have
Fife Council propose to address this
problem at Pipelands with the installation of a SUDS system This
does not fill me with confidence or provide assurance that it will protect
It does not alleviate flooding but will only reduce the impact. It will
also require regular maintenance which, given Fife Council's track
record, does not fill me with confidence.
With the “all weather” sports pitch
now being moved further down the slope, this change is likely
to have a considerable impact on the homes in the area. The bright
floodlighting will be seriously
detrimental to the residents quality of life, caused by unecessary light
Finally, I would urge councillors to
look at the “bigger picture” and ask themselves, “Is this really the best
and only available place to build a school fit for future generations of
pupils”? With the prospect of 1,000+ houses being built on the western
extension, then I feel that it is Fife Council's duty to think again.
Securing an alternative site at the western approaches would be a
proactive move by our local councillors, educationalists and planners.
Siting the new Madras at Pipelands on the southern hillside, on land
recently designated as Green Belt is not the way forward for our town and
its residents, be they young or old.