Display of potential future developments at key sites in Cupar

An artist's impression of how the former ATS site could look
An artist's impression of how the former ATS site could look

Cupar residents are being given an opportunity to comment on two potential future developments in key areas of the town.

A display of ideas and concepts of what may be possible at the vacant site at the end of St Catherine Street – the old ATS site – will go up in the window of the former Baguette Express shop at 4 Crossgate.

There will also be drawings of suggested works in Haugh Park where the culvert collapsed.

The proposals will be on display from Monday, until Sunday, December 7.

Cupar councillor Karen Marjoram said: “I would encourage all local people to have a look at the exciting options that may be possible in the future for this flagship site.”

The redevelopment of the St Catherine Street site is included as an issue in the FIFEplan, the Kingdom’s planning blueprint for the future.

Consultation on the FIFEplan runs until Monday, December 8, and comments can be made online until that date.

Residents can also make their views known on both the St Catherine’s Street and Haugh Park proposals by calling into County Buildings.

There they can complete a card, indicating their preferences and adding comments.

On Tuesday night, Cupar Community Council gave its backing to a design concept commissioned by Cupar and North Fife Preservation Society.

Local architect Tom Morton was asked by the trust to draw up his vision for the former ATS garage site.

The architect’s slide and video presentation showed a mix of commercial and residential use, together with a small plaza on the level with St Catherine Street.

The society says its idea would compliment the architecture of the adjoining Georgian street yet preserve views from the east.

Community Council members agreed that the preservation society’s concept would greatly improve the site and was the best of the options.