STRATHKINNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Minutes of Meeting held on Wed 13th January 2016 at 7.30pm in Church Hall.
Minutes of last meeting:-
Army Liason Committee-
Application for an extension at 22 Bonfield Road had been granted.
Village Infrastructure and traffic update:
Flooding on Low Road -
At this stage the 3 elected Fife Councillors left the meeting.
Avant Homes planning application at Bonfield/ High Road:-
The Council objects to the total number of 76 houses for the site. The density makes no allowance for green spaces. A reduction to the total of 50 houses previously suggested by the Planning Authority, added to the 16 affordable homes previously granted to Fife Council, would give an opportunity to create open spaces.
The Council would also point out that the adjacent football pitch/ open space, created by Fife Council in 1986, has never been drained. Subsequently, for much of the year, it is unfit for purpose due to the underlying soil conditions. A large section of the park remains uncut, as the mowers cannot gain safe access.
The Council objects to the Developer’s assessment of the impact of the increased housing on the Primary School roll. The current school roll is 86 [90.5% of the total capacity 95] not 80 as shown in the assessment. It would not be unreasonable to assume that the addition of 22 affordable homes [30% of the 76 applied for] to the village would attract sufficient young families to put the roll over capacity.
The Council has serious concerns about the road safety measures proposed for the increased traffic flow at the High Road crossroads. It fears that the proposed re-
The Council notes that 2 pedestrian exits are proposed onto Bonfield Road. This narrow un-
The Council feels that an increase of some 20% on the current village housing stock will have a major impact on this small village infrastructure and would ask Fife Council to consider what it would do to alleviate the impact on our community.
Mrs. Irene Walker highlighted the problems being caused by the large pot holes in the vicinity of the recycling area at Bonfield Park. She also noted that more stones appear to have been stolen from the boundary wall at the park.
Mrs. Lyn Walker reported that residents at Monksholm had experienced considerable traffic issues during the recent closure of the A91.
The Chair and the Vice Chair had been discussing with the Minister and the Session Clerk to see if the Community Council could assist in any way with the production of the Kirk & Community news sheet.