STRATHKINNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Minutes of Meeting held on Wed 13th April 2016 at 7.30pm in Lower Church Hall.
Minutes of last meeting:-
Kirk & Community -
Village Infrastructure and traffic update: Councillor Melville had received notification that the replacement “slow down” signs were due to be installed at the lower crossroads during w/c 4th April. It was noted that work had not yet commenced.
Public Open Space:-
A.O.C.B. Councillor McCartney intimated that next year marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Open Golf Champion Bob Martin, who resided in Strathkinness. He wondered if the Council might wish to mark the event in some way. The Councillors agreed that the matter should be considered.
At this stage Fife Councillor Keith McCartney withdrew from the meeting.
The application is both opportunistic and premature as the need for new houses in the St.Andrews and East Fife Local Plan is currently being met.
The majority of the southern boundary of the proposed development is on Bonfield Road . This section is unadopted and the proposed application shows 2 pedestrian exits from the site. There are no existing pavements on this section.
Bonfield Road has had serious surface water flooding problems over the years. How will the proposed development impact on that situation?
The Village School is close to capacity and the nearest pre-
Adjacent Bonfield Park is currently a cul de sac and has no spare car parking capacity. Any moves to connect a through route to the proposed development would create a dangerous “rat run”. The road into the proposed development should be completed from the High Road end entry point to allow all construction traffic to enter the site from the High Road.
The proposed development indicates very little open space. Who will be responsible for the upkeep of the extensive tree and shrub belt on the site perimeter? Practical open spaces should be in the central area of the development.
No construction traffic should be used on Bonfield Road.
The Chairman thanked everyone for their contribution and noted that apart from himself, representing the Community Council, Dr. B.Sinclair, Dr. P. Kushner, Dr. C. Harris, Mr. P. Jess and Mr. K. Gray would be addressing the pre-
An application to erect a 2 storey house at 10a Bonfield Road was noted. Mrs. Hunter of 10 Bonfield Road had registered an objection to the proposed development and sought the support of the Community Council. After due consideration, the Community Council decided not to oppose the application. It had not objected to the previous application, now lapsed, to develop the site in 2008 and there had been no change in their views subsequently.
It was noted that the application for the proposed extension at 66 Main Street had been approved.