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Residents fear large scale expansion of Fife village is unsustainable

Concerns have been raised that a third major housing development earmarked for Aberdour is is taking its toll on residents.

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St Serfs Tower in Dysart, on Shore Road. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Fears sewage works could damage historic buildings and road

A historic part of Dysart could become a “sewage dump”, amid plans to bring more waste through an A listed conservation area.

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Electric car purchases are on the increase, leading to new and innovative ideas for energy production

Fife energy trial is UK first

The UK’s first local energy market is to be trialled in the East Fife area after electricity giant SP Energy Networks was awarded a total of £20m.

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An onshore demonstration turbine is in operation in the Netherlands

Questions over plans for windfarm off Fife coast

More details have been revealed about the proposal to build nine offshore wind turbines off the coast of Levenmouth.

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The report revealed complaints about littering had dropped from 37 to 16 from April to September 2017, compared to the previous six months.

Abandoned cars, litter and dog fouling still on the agenda ... but there have been fewer complaints

The number of environmental complaints in the Kirkcaldy area have dropped in the last six months.

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Mossmorran bosses ‘committed to safety and efficiency’

The operators of the Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) have moved to ensure the public that safety and efficiency is the primary focus, both now and into the future.

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Mossmorran third biggest in Scotland for green house gases

Fife’s chemical processing plant at Mossmorran is the third biggest emitter of green house gases in Scotland, latest official figures have revealed.

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The Prince's Trust Group at Riggs Garden

Fife College crew give garden some TLC

A team of students from Fife College have given a much-needed tidy up to a Kirkcaldy community garden.

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Kevin OKane, Greenspace officer; Roger Honeyman, area officer Parks Streets & Open Spaces; Janice Laird, community manager north east Fife; Damien Woods, service manager Parks Streets & Open Spaces; Clare Hill, parks development officer; Alan Bisset, parks development officer east; Alan White, area officer Parks streets & Open Spaces.

Haugh Park raises Green Flag

Haugh Park in Cupar is proudly flying a Green Flag for the first time.

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An artist's impression of how the new Westfield site could look

MP calls for Westfield review

MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, Luke Graham, has written to the Minister for Local Government and Housing to ask the Scottish Government to call in the planning decision by Fife Council to build the Westfield Open Cast Coal Site.

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Businesses get a say on Kirkcaldy waterfront’s new plans

Four options to re-develop Kirkcaldy’s waterfront go on display for consultation today.

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Kevin O'Kane, Fife Coucnil's greenspaces officer says the woodland proposal will not cos the public a penny.

Ambitious plan to create an urban woodland in Fife town

An ambitious proposal to extend a popular urban woodland, creating new public areas and pathways, has been revealed by Fife Council.

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Roy Mackie and Alan McIlravie . Pic by Fife Photo Agency

Residents’ objections to ‘Lego housing.’

Plans for 23 flats and townhouses on derelict land adjacent to Kinghorn golf course have been described as looking like they are made from Lego.

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Concerns have been raised over a planning application for a gas power station at the former Westfield open cast mine site in Fife.

Concerns over new Fife power station proposal

A Fife MSP has slammed a proposal for a gas power station at the former Westfield open cast mine site, which is already earmarked to become a renewable energy park.

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The stone lying in a depot four years after the tower was dismantled for safety reasons

Anger as Fife clock tower is still awaiting repairs four years on

Shocked Burntisland residents are calling on Fife Council to replace the town’s ancient clock tower before it’s too late.

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Flaring has now stopped at Mossmorran but politicians have called for an investigation into the incident. Pic: NEIL GALLACHER

Flaring stops at Mossmorran as politicians call for an investigation

The operators of the Mossmorran petrochemical plant have confirmed that flaring has now stopped and normal operations have resumed following a small gas leak on Friday.

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Mossmorran flaring sparks more concerns

One of Fife’s biggest industrial giants has come under renewed criticism for flaring.

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Big blow for Fife windfarm plan

Big blow for Fife windfarm plan

Plans by St Andrews University to create a wind farm at Kenly have been dealt a significant blow – to the delight of anti- turbine campaigners.

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Drivers face motorway delays

Drivers face motorway delays

Drivers on the busy M90 motorway face delays next week as work begins on a £290,000 improvement project.

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Clair surveys a piece of broken equipment at Beveridge Park. Pic by David Cruickshanks

More cash for Kirkcaldy’s parks

Funding for an ‘Improve and Remove’ scheme to upgrade and keep playparks in the Kirkcaldy area safe for use has been agreed.

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