As part of our continued commitment to community engagement, we have completed the final Public Exhibition of our outline proposals for the proposed development to the land north of Halbeath.
We hosted two pre-application Public Exhibitions to encourage members of the public to share their views and give feedback before we make an application for ‘Planning Permission in Principle’ to Fife Council later this year.
The second event took place in late October, at Carnegie Conference Centre in Halbeath. It was very well attended with over 50 people taking the opportunity to come along to share their views, and give their reaction to the changes and refinements that have been made following the first public consultation event that was held in September.
We welcome the opportunity to consult directly with the community of Halbeath and the wider local area, and will continue to update the Community Liaison Forum as the project progresses as Pauline Mills, Land and Planning Director comments: “We were really delighted to see that so many members of the local community took the time to come along to our second public consultation event. It gave those who attended, whether they were aware of our proposed plans or not, the opportunity to see how we’ve taken on board some of the comments that we received from our first public consultation event.
“Public Exhibitions are an excellent way for us to listen to the views of the community in which we intend to deliver new homes, and these events have been an important part of the process as we refine our outline proposals for the land to the north of Halbeath.
“Generally, we received positive feedback to the changes and refinements that we’ve made from the original draft plan, and we will now review all the feedback in order to fully inform the design of our emerging masterplan for the development.
“We will continue to work with members of the Community Liaison Forum following the submission of our Planning Permission in Principle application to Fife Council which is planned for later this year, and keep them updated on the progress of the application.”