New group formed to challenge controversial plans for 1400 homes in Fife town

A new community group has been formed to make sure local views are heard regarding the controversial Cupar North plans.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:34 pm
The Cupar North land.

A representative of Persimmon revealed at a Cupar Community Council meeting last month that plans for the 1400-home development were to be ‘resurrected’.

Local groups and interested individuals held a Zoom meeting last Friday and agreed to set up a group, provisionally called Cupar IF, to make sure local views are heard.

Cupar IF is neither in favour nor against the development. The twin aims are to help Persimmon make this their flagship example of how to bolt a major development on to an existing historic small town, and to guarantee that local views are considered in making Cupar a successful 21st century market town.

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Many groups were represented at this first meeting, including the Association of Businesses in Cupar and District (ABCD) and Sustainable Cupar. CuparNow will be involved in the distribution of information to businesses, will encourage more people to become involved in Cupar IF, and will facilitate consultation down the line.

Cupar IF supports active travel, and the ‘twenty-minute town’, and hopes that the developers will extend these opportunities to the future residents of Cupar North, so that they have easy access to Cupar’s town centre, and feel engaged with the town.

Those with constructive views on the development should get in touch with Cupar IF by contacting Bill Pagan at [email protected] or Andy Collins at [email protected]