Residents in Kinghorn are being urged to attend a public meeting to make their views known on plans to build flats on the main entrance road into the village.
The meeting will take place on Monday (August 11) in the parish church hall at 7.30 p.m.
Members of Fife Council’s housing project team, Fife Council planners, Campion Homes and Oliver and Robb Architects will be there to answer questions.
The meeting has been arranged by local councillor Susan Leslie who has been inundated with calls from people wanting to know more about the proposals to build 27 flats on a large gap site left vacant when the Caberfeidh Nursing Home closed its doors at the end of 2008. Before that it was the Cuinzie Neuk.
The proposal is by Campion Homes and is described as “affordable housing” with plans showing a three storey staggered block with a pitched roof, fronting on to Bruce Street at the entrance to the village from Kirkcaldy.
Councillor Leslie said she had returned from a holiday to numerous calls from concerned people in the vicinity of the site.
She explained: “I have been approached by many constituents about the lack of public consultation and opportunity to ask questions about and comment on this application.
“As a result I have organised this meeting.
“The deadline for comments has also been extended to allow comments from it to be taken account of before any report about the application is produced.
“This is not about opposing or supporting the application but to give information and for views to be taken account of as part of the planning process.
“I am not suggesting that people should take one view or another.”
Welcoming the meeting, Colin Clunie of Abden Avenue, who said he and many neighbours had only discovered about the plans when they read the story in the Press, intend to present a 130 signature petition objecting to the plans and calling for more consultation with residents in Kinghorn.