Durie Street event hailed as a success

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An event to give Methil residents the chance to have their say on a new housing proposal has been hailed a success by Fife Council.

Last week’s drop-in session was organised by the local authority to give residents a chance to comment and ask questions about the proposal for new housing in Durie Street.

A pre-application has been submitted for affordable housing with a mix of general needs, amenity and wheelchair bungalows on the area which is currently used as a parking spot.

Karen Gubby, housing project officer, said she was really pleased with the number of people who attended the drop-in event.

“We got around 20 people through the door. Most were people who lived close to the site, and we got a couple from elsewhere in Methil.

“Most of the feedback we got was positive, but we did get a few questions about parking, as that is what the area is currently used for. But the proposal actually has plans for more parking than there is right now, so I think that helped to alleviate the concerns.

She added: “It was definitely a useful event for the community. The architect was on hand to discuss the plans and he will now be looking at a couple of minor changes.

“We will be looking to put the full application in in February and if all goes to plan, we could be on site in autumn next year.”