Group set-up to focus on Cadham homes plans

Jim Ireland, Gordon Mercer and  Morris Brown,  protesting against the plan to build 200 homes at the Tullis Russell water works

Jim Ireland, Gordon Mercer and Morris Brown, protesting against the plan to build 200 homes at the Tullis Russell water works

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NORTH Glenrothes Community Council have set up a group to focus on the proposals to build up to 200 homes in Cadham, reports KEVIN QUINN.

At a special meeting following their AGM last week, the council put together a sub-group to focus on issues that would affect the area if Tullis Russell get the go-ahead with their plans to create a new housing development on their land at Cadham water works.

North Glenrothes Community Council Chairman Ron Page explained the group’s initial plans, and invited suggestions from locals.

He said: “It was a well-attended meeting. A lot of business was focused on the proposed new housing at Cadham, with a special group set-up to deal with the issue.

“We have a meeting arranged for next Thursday evening to draw up a paper about the transport situation for the Cadham area. The group will look at this, and once it is finalised it will go to Fife Council Transportation, Transport Scotland, Tullis Russell and their agents James Barr.

“People can make submissions to the group, either to me directly or via the website - www.northglencc.org.uk.”

Mr Page said that increased traffic from a new housing development was the main issue raised at last Thursday’s meeting, with Cadham Junction and emergency services access highlighted.

Mr Page added that he will speak to the police about pedestrian worries and is in contact with the planners.

He said: “The pedestrian pathways along Cadham Road are very, very narrow and sometimes over-grown, so the safety of the elderly and very young would be an issue if traffic increased here. I will be speaking to Fife Constabulary very soon about this.

“And I have been in touch with Ruth Highgate, the planner from James Barr, and she wrote back to me. They are totally aware of our concerns.”