MSP’s talks with BiFab over parking

Cars parked at roundabout at the bottom of Swan Brae
Cars parked at roundabout at the bottom of Swan Brae

David Torrance MSP has had talks with bosses at BiFab over problems with parking near to its site at the Energy Park in Methil.

The talks come as Fife Council has issued a ‘Temporary Prohibition of Waiting Order’ which will come into effect on Monday. This will restrict parking in many areas surrounding the park.

Commenting, Mr Torrance said: “My constituents have been in contact with me over the past few months to draw my attention to concerns they have with employees from the Energy Park leaving their vehicles in inappropriate areas and to subsequent noise issues arising from this.

“The establishment of the Energy Park and BiFab in particular has undoubtedly not only created more job opportunities for local people, but has also helped boost the local economy in many different ways.

“However, safety issues pertaining to the residents, children and those with disabilities in the area, aligned to their quality of life, are of paramount importance and must be addressed.”

He continued: “I have been in touch with John Robertson, managing director of BiFab, and Fife Council representatives, who are looking at ways to resolve existing problems. I will be meeting with residents affected by these issues in the near future, to try to find a way forward.

“Both BiFab and Fife Council are also working to find a satisfactory resolution for everyone. To this end Bi Fab are hoping to have created a car park, facilitating space for 200 vehicles, by the end of February.”