STRATHKINNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Minutes of Meeting held on Wed. 11th September at 7.30pm in Church Hall.
Present: Mrs L.Walker [ Chair].Jane Houston, Liz. Meyer, Sally Crumplin. Messrs, Robin Baxter, Iain Duncan, & Ken.Topping. Fife Councillors Jane Ann Liston, Ann Verner & Brian Thomson.
Apologies:. Mrs. Pauline Blake-
Minutes of last meeting:-
New Play Park Project:-
Out of Hours Care Service:-
Beautiful Fife Judging:-
Crossing in Main Street:-
Village Fun Day:-
Councillors expressed concern that there had been 4 road accidents at the Lower Cross roads in recent weeks. Fife Councillor Thomson had raised the matter with the Fife Council Traffic Safety Officials and was surprised to be told that they had no record of any recent accidents. The Community Council was to seek clarity on the methodology used by the Fire Service, Ambulance and Police to record accident statistics.
Single storey extension at 12 Main Street. Application permitted with conditions.
Erection of dwelling house, The Poffle, Sunnyside. Application refused.
Erection of dwelling house. Nether Strathkinness. Application permitted with conditions.
Erection of single storey extension. Wester Kincaple Farm. Application permitted with conditions.
Installation of dormer at rear of dwelling house at 38 Main Street-
Erection of 19 holiday lodges and infrastructure at Knockhill, Nydie. Permitted with conditions.
Alterations to 6 holiday units at Kincaple Chalets. Submitted.
Conditional approval and legal agreement for residential development including affordable housing with associated landscaping, access and associated engineering and infrastructure work had been granted for the site adjacent to Bonfield Playing Field on High Road.
Verge cutting at the lower Cross roads needs to be improved to allow better visibility for drivers crossing the B939. Roads Dept. to be contacted. Mrs. Walker highlighted the precarious state of some of the trees on the north side of Bonfield Road and wondered what action might be taken to remove the hazard. As some of them are on the ground designated for the new housing development she felt that the developer should be made aware of the problem. The Secretary would contact the developer for further information.
Mr. Topping reported that recent works by Openreach had led to a significant improvement in broadband availability in Kincaple.
The Secretary reported that he had been on touch with Fife Council concerning the weedkilling programme carried out on the village pavements. It now appears that, due to financial constraints, the process will only be carried out once a year.
The issue of a Cycle/footpath between Strathkinness and St.Andrews was discussed again. The elected Councillors are continuing to lobby for the project to be brought forward as the building of the new school progresses. Unfortunately a funding application from Sustrans had been unsuccessful but the Councillors will continue to press for action.
Mr. Elliot, Danskin Place, asked the Community Council to seek assurances that the existing sewerage system would be able to cope with the increased housing planned for Bonfield. This was in light of the difficulties that householders had experienced in Danskin Place recently. The Council would await the detailed planning application.
Traffic and transportation:-
Mr. Elliot , Danskin Place, wondered if some indicative signage could be provided at the junction of Danskin Place and Main Street. Drivers exiting onto Main Street have to drive out quite far onto Main Street to observe southbound traffic. It was suggested that a visibility mirror mounted near the exit might improve the situation.
Mrs. Slack had contacted the Council to highlight an issue with the two fossilised trees in the garden of Fossil House, Main Street. One of the fossils is damaged and Mrs Slack wondered if, due to the historical significance of the fossils, the Community Council might be able to contribute towards any cost incurred by the householders in repairing the fossil. The Secretary was to contact the householders to get more information on the matter.
Mrs. Walker noted that Mrs. Liz. Bilson was giving up her role as floral display coordinator for the Community Trust. Mrs. Walker expressed the gratitude of the Community Council for the hard work that Liz and her volunteers had done over the years to improve the appearance of the village. The Secretary would write and thank Liz for her efforts.
The Secretary reported that the Community Trust Apple Day would be held at the Orchard on Sunday 6th October at 2pm. Anyone with apples for juicing will be welcome to bring them along.
The Secretary reported that two long time village residents had recently passed away. Janice Balfour, Sunnyside and Bob Smart , Drumcarrow Crescent , will be greatly missed by their surviving family and friends.