School Brae

After many years of campaigning , it looks like the adoption of School Brae by Fife Council took a big step forward this week. A planning application by The


Rotherams has now been approved subject to land being offered to the council to create a turning circle- a key requisite to allow adoption to take place. Finally the prospect of having road maintenance and some degree of gritting in winter looks possible. The community will also benefit from the gift of some woodland, further details will be posted on this site in the future.

The Courier ‘s report of the story can be found here

Another School Brae Twist

Many will be aware that the Rotherams at the School House, Letham have made a planning application for a house at the rear of the School. Search the site and look at the Community Council Minutes for more details of the specifics. Jim has however highlighted to me a comment on The Transportation Departments submission..

“School Brae is currently unadopted and as there are many more houses than the maximum of 4 accepted on a private road, I would normally recommend refusal of an application such as this. However, if the applicant can provide a turning facility, I will be prepared to adopt School Brae and therefore recommend approval in this instance. It is unlikely that the applicant owns all of the land required and so this should be pursued through a Section 75 agreement.”

Some food for thought…..