Charette now in hands of Council after last meeting

Leven Charette final meeting, Parkhill Primary School
Leven Charette final meeting, Parkhill Primary School
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The final meeting of the Levenmouth Charette took place at Parkhill Primary School last week.

It signalled a change of hands between Planning Aid for Scotland, which has orchestrated the series of community meetings, and Fife Council, which will now take the plans for future development in Leven forward.

Nick Wright from Planning Aid says the team is very pleased with how the whole event has taken shape.

“This meeting signalled the transition to the Council,’’ he said.

‘‘We will be sitting down with them in the next few weeks to go through the plans, but this has always been our plan.

“I’m quite optimistic – a number of good ideas have come from all of the discussions and there a few little things which could probably be done quite quickly and cheaply, and bigger things, which will be harder to do but make Levenmouth much more attractive.”

Councillor Tom Adams, chair of the Levenmouth area committee, said: “I think this has been really fantastic for Leven and things have gone very well.”

Dave Paterson, Levenmouth area services manager at Fife Council, said the event had been an excellent exercise for Levenmouth.

“I’ve seen some clear and concise ideas and things that are actually tangible.

“A lot of maintenance issues have come up, so they are early winners as far as we’re concerned.

‘‘‘Bridge Street to Shorehead is something we would probably like to tackle first because there’s a real desire to create coherence between the town centre and the retail park, and alongside that the connections to the beach front as well. It’s a massive resource for us and we want Leven to become a destination.

“As for the power station site, the railway and the town park, these are more longer term aspirations, but this is not the end of the conversation – it’s just the beginning.”