Bid for new educational campus and houses in Aberdour
Plans for a new school and housing estate in Aberdour have been refused by Fife Council.
The proposal, from Felsham PD, was for a new build education campus with associated business units at Hillside School.
The school is a private institution, which accommodates boys aged between 10 and 18 who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
It provides 52 week per year residential care for students and a range of activities including sports and other pursuits.
The plans included 125 new build homes to provide capital to build a new school.
Planning permission in principle was previously refused by the council in February 2018 due to a lack of information.
The application was refused again for the same reason and environmental and traffic impacts.
Council planners also noted there is already a surplus of housing in that area, so the additional housing wasn’t required.
A total of 352 objections were submitted including one from Aberdour Community Council.
Objections included having a detrimental impact on the character of the village, the impact that increased traffic would have on the infrastructure and that a new school isn’t needed as the current is sitting at 62 per cent capacity.
Councillors refused the application.