Feedback wanted on housing proposals

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A PUBLIC consultation has started to gather views and feedback from the community on a housing development proposal for a patch of land in St Monans.

Fife Council is hoping to collect opinion on plans to build around new 100 homes and a separate allotment plot on land to the west of the Manse.

The work is included in the St Andrews and East Fife Local Plan, with a St Monans Development Framework now looking to set out requirements and design principles for the most important aspects of the buildings, movement options and spaces.

This will ensure the form of new development makes a positive contribution to the character of St Monans and this new edge to the settlement fits into the wider landscape setting, claims the authority.

Chair of the north east Fife area committee, Councillor Frances Melville, welcomed the consultation.

She told the Mail: “By providing comments and feedback, the local community can help shape the final version of the document before it goes to north east Fife area committee in March for approval as supplementary planning guidance.

“The finalised framework will be used to inform planning decisions on any development proposals for this site in the future.”

The consultation opened on Monday and will run until February 1.

There will be an exhibition in St Monans Library on Hope Place during public opening hours which are Monday 1pm-5pm, 
Wednesday 9.30am-1pm, Thursday 1pm-5pm and 5.30-7pm.

An officer will be in attendance at the exhibition from 2pm to close on Thursday, January 17 to discuss aspects of the proposal.

Alternatively, the consultation can be viewed and completed online at

For more information, contact Dilys Livingston on or call 08451 555555 ext 471812.