Road safety prevails as new restrictions are approved

Junction of Cupar Road and Largo Road
Junction of Cupar Road and Largo Road

New ‘no waiting’ restrictions on Cupar Road, Lundin Links have been approved by local councillors to make driving in the area safer.

Councillors approved the restrictions on the section of Cupar Road between the corner of Largo Road and the junction to Penrice Park after a local landowner and the community council raised concerns over parking .

It had been noted by Fife Council’s transportation and environment department that there had been a number of occasions when vehicles parked on the southbound approach to Largo Road had made it extremely difficult for larger vehicles approaching the junction, meaning they often had to mount the kerb to clear the corner.

Residents had also reported concerns in relation to vehicles parked indiscriminately and inconsiderately on the road, restricting access for both emergency and service vehicles to the Penrice Park area.

Councillors were advised to approve the restrictions in the interests of road safety.

Councillor Tom Adams, chairman of the committee, said: “I’m certainly happy for this action to go ahead - this has been a fairly long-standing issue raised by the community over a long period.”

John Free, secretary of Largo Area Community Council, which had been in contact with the local farmer about his concerns, said the new restrictions were the lesser of two evils.

“On the one hand you have the safety aspect, but on the other, where are these people going to park now?”