Progress on flood plan for Fife street after councillors call for faster resolution

Progress has been made in finding a solution for flooding in a Dalgety Bay street after councillors called for a faster resolution earlier this year.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 2:20 pm

Fife Council officers are discussing how to establish a link between Longhill Park and Scottish Water's existing sewers to prevent water from running downstream from the park into homes in Lade Braes.

The discussions follow a motion tabled at a January meeting of the South and West Fife area committee by Cllr Dave Dempsey instructing council staff to prioritise finding a solution.

This week,, the committee was told a solution had been identified.

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A report prepared by council environment chief, Ken Gourlay, said discussions have been held with Scottish Water on putting it into practice.

Mr Gourlay wrote: "These discussions have proved to be lengthy and are continuing.”He added: “Once concluded, it is hoped that a connection to Scottish Water network will be permitted to allow the construction to progress."

Barratt Homes owns Longhill Park, but the company maintains it is happy for the council to carry out any works it sees fit on the site.

A spokesman for the firm's East Scotland division told the Local Democracy Reporting Service in January: “This development came into Barratt Homes’ ownership many years ago and it has been long-established that the local authority has responsibility for the maintenance of the open, public space.

"As we have done so in the past, we’re happy to allow the council to carry out any maintenance works it deems appropriate."

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