Wind Energy Consultation

FIFE COUNCIL is looking for feedback on its updated Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance which was published earlier this month.

One of the Council’s BIG 8 priorities is to become the “leading green Council in Scotland ” and to help to achieve this the Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance supports the development of renewable technologies in the right locations.

Since the original Wind Energy document was produced in 2008, the Council has undertaken improvements, making it clearer and easier to understand while still providing all the necessary information. The draft updates include a number of changes to the guidance and new information about single turbine proposals, offshore developments, feed-in tariffs, and community and economic wind turbine developments. It also looks at the cumulative impact and the proximity of turbines to transport infrastructure.

The online consultation is available at www.fifedirect.org.uk/windenergy until 14 January 2011. By providing comments and feedback on the guidance you can help improve the information it contains and shape the final version of Fife ’s Wind Energy Guidance.

Hard copies of the document can be viewed at Council Planning Offices in Cupar, Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Glenrothes, and at libraries in St Andrews, Leven, Anstruther, Newburgh , Lochgelly, Inverkeithing and Kincardine.

For more information, or to request a copy of the guidance, contact: Michael Westwater, on michael.westwater@fife.gov.uk or call 08451 555555 ext 442397.

New Community Council Convenes

The new Monimail Community Council convened on Monday 8th November to appoint office bearers and sort a few issues regarding procedure.
The Community Council for the next three years comprises

David Hamilton (Chair)
Donald Dallas (Vice Chair)
Gordon Smith (Secretary)
John Vaughan (Treasurer)
Juliet Gordon
Tom Morton
Willie Fenton
Neil Stoddart

The Community Councillors are there to represent the communities wishes and views on matters ranging from planning to health. If you have any matters you wish to air, then please do speak with one of the above and it can be considered for discussion at the next meeting.

It was also agreed that minutes of community council meetings will be published electronically on this website within a few days of the meeting and delivered in hardcopy with an agenda, 2 weeks prior to the next meeting.

Letham Park is go!!

The work has now started on the park play equipment. Some of the adult fitness equipment is in and the monkey bars are going up today.  All going well work will be finished well before Christmas.

First shot on some of the new equipment. Hurray!