A new look to debate as Council unveils future of our prom ...

Proposed plan of how the Prom will look after the upgrade
Proposed plan of how the Prom will look after the upgrade

TOWNSFOLK are being given the chance to study plans for a revamp of the prom as part of a major redevelopment of the sea wall.

A public information exhibition is to be held in the Mercat Centre, Kirkcaldy next week.

The plans for the new look will be on display on Monday and Tuesday from noon to 6.00 p.m.

The improvement works, which are due to start this summer, include a sloping rock armour “revetment” in front of the wall to break up waves, a new concrete parapet half a metre higher than the existing wall, resurfacing the Prom and raising it by 250mm.

There will also be better access ramps to the beach, new steps, new steps and replacement shelters, seating and street lighting.

Dr Bob McLellan, head of transportation and environmental services, said: “This consultation is part of the significant upgrading and refurbishment of the sea wall.

‘‘We are now at an important stage of deciding what type and where street furniture should be placed.

‘‘We have proposals for Kirkcaldy’s residents to come along and have a look at and give us their opinions.”

The two-day exhibition will give locals a chance to see how the prom may look.

Danny Cepok, area services manager, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for local people to contribute to aspects of the proposals for the Esplanade as it goes through this major redevelopment.

‘‘ I would urge as many people as possible to come along and give their views on what they think would look best for this significant part of the town.”

He added: “The Esplanade is a popular location and a vital part of the fabric of Kirkcaldy.

‘‘It’s important that the works to upgrade it reflect the needs of the local community. With the upgrade of the sea wall and the new leisure centre, Kirkcaldy is now benefiting from major investment in the waterfront of the town which is excellent news.”

Council officers and the project design/construction team will be available on both days to answer questions.

Admission is free.