Strike while iron is hot on power station land

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NO time should be wasted in finding a fresh and vibrant replacement to the Methil Power Station plant site.

That’s according to area councillors, who have called for swift action to ensure the land, which will be handed back to Forth Ports from plant owner ScottishPower when the site is cleared, does not sit derelict.

The land is designated for potential leisure and tourism use as part of Fife Council local plans.

Councillor Tom Adams said: “If we’re looking at attracting leisure and business, then we need to move quickly.

“Kirkcaldy are looking for a big leisure park and if they can get an Odeon or tenpin bowling, then it may diminish our chances.

“We’ve got to be very cute here and get moving on it.”

The Mail revealed last week that the station’s lum is scheduled for demolition on June 8 at around 2.30pm.

The exclusion zone will extend to the roadway at the Promenade, which will be closed entirely from 2.20pm until 2.45pm.

During this period, traffic will be diverted from Scoonie Road along Victoria Road and Hawkslaw Road to Riverside Road, Leven.

South Street, Methil, will also be closed from 1.30pm until 2.45pm, from the junction with Methilhaven Road at the Bawbee Bridge down to the entrance to Harbour View.

Councillor Andrew Rodger said a new development could have a huge boost on tourism numbers.

He said: “There’s a massive opportunity with the station coming down to put in place something that will bring people to the area.”