Kirkcaldy SNP councillors back cinema plan

SNP Councillors representing Kirkcaldy stand 'four square' behind the plans for the development of the new Leisure and Cinema Complex, on the site of the former swimming pool on the Esplanade, Kirkcaldy.'Left to right; Cllrs. Lesley Backhouse, Zoe Hisbent, Carol Lindsay and Rod Cavanagh.
SNP Councillors representing Kirkcaldy stand 'four square' behind the plans for the development of the new Leisure and Cinema Complex, on the site of the former swimming pool on the Esplanade, Kirkcaldy.'Left to right; Cllrs. Lesley Backhouse, Zoe Hisbent, Carol Lindsay and Rod Cavanagh.

SNP councillors in Kirkcaldy are backing plans for a new multiplex cinema in town.

The hope is it will be built on the site of the old swimming pool which is currently being demolished – and lead to the revival of the town centre’s economy.

The four local politicians – Cllrs. Lesley Backhouse, Zoe Hisbent, Carol Lindsay and Rod Cavanagh – hailed it as an ‘‘exciting and ambitious project.’’

They said they stood ‘‘four square’’ behind the plans.

Councillor Cavanagh said their aim was to encourage people back into the town centre and also to encourage business.

‘‘This is an exciting and ambitious project that will provide jobs and a much needed boost for the town,;’’ he said.

‘‘Concerns have been raised regarding potential traffic noise and parking facilities. The current discounted parking scheme comes to the end shortly, at the end of this financial year. This isn’t the end of the matter though, and we have asked for a comprehensive review of parking facilities in this area to include charge free periods.’’

He added: ‘‘We believe there is great public support for this project which will also increase trade for small businesses in the town.

‘‘The good will is out there and this development represents a major step forward in the regeneration of the town centre.’’