First stage of masterplan for Invertiel

THE first stage of a masterplan for the future of the Invertiel and Linktown areas of Kirkcaldy has been completed.

Councillors were told that the plan sets out a framework for future work to be carried out to help regenerate the area.

Further development of the masterplan will have to await the outcome of planning consent on the Morrisons supermarket at the former B&Q site, which came a step closer when the Kirkcaldy area committee approved new plans on Wednesday.

Committee members heard that the masterplan had been drawn up through the Invertiel Forum, a group set up in 2010 bringing together local residents, business representatives, councillors and officials.

The forum met on six occasions between August 2011 and March this year, with workshops leading the masterplan process.

Councillor George Kay said he had hoped the new council could have met with the forum before the area committee to talk over the plans, but this had not happened.

“I would urge that we have an early meeting to bring everyone up to speed and have this as a living and breathing organisation,” he said.

Councillor Neil Crooks, chairman of the area committee said: “I would be happy to come along and listen to what’s happening.”