Have your say on Cupar North plan
Residents and all with an interest in Cupar’s future are being urged to attend a re-scheduled drop-in session arranged by Cupar & District Community Council to ensure “all views are heard“.
Fife Council have invited Cupar & District Community Council to respond to the planning application for Cupar North – so now it is down to all residents and interested parties to attend the drop-in and ensure feedback is given.
Gina Logan, Chairperson of Cupar Community Council has appealed to members of the public “not to miss out” on having their say on plans which could dramatically change the shape of the town. The drop-in session before Christmas was postponed due to Covid restrictions and has been re-arranged for Thursday 3rd February between 2pm-8pm at the Corn Exchange.
Gina says: “I am aware of many mixed views on proposals to build 1,400 houses on farmland surrounding the town and we want to make sure everyone has the chance to contribute to discussions.” She adds: “Cupar North is the biggest – and perhaps most controversial – development affecting Cupar for generations. Many people have told me they are really concerned about this plan, but they don’t feel their views and concerns have ever been listened to. Some also feel there are far too many groups involved in this plan – but no real community engagement or desire to achieve what is truly best for the community.”
Gina says: “We know we need housing to meet a growing need, but Cupar North is a 20-year-old plan based on things we needed then. Times have changed and we need to create far more sustainable, smaller developments nearer services – not sprawling estates that could erode so much of the landscape that is part of Cupar, increase the potential for problems like flooding and are so far out of town it will increase car dependency at a time when we need to reduce emissions.”
Gina adds: “The Community Council wants to give local people the chance to have their say. People have said to me they are really worried about the impact of Cupar North and that developers and those with a vested interest are riding roughshod over the views of those who live here. We would particularly like to hear from young people who this impacts on most. I hope as many local people as possible will come along to the Drop in session on Thursday 3rd February and have their say. If Cupar North goes ahead, it will change Cupar forever, so we need to make our views known before it’s too late.”
You can find more on Fife Council’s Consultation Portal via this link as well as on their FIFEPlan Local Views mapping – just click on the map below to view.
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