Thornton residents to have say on plans to double size of town


Residents in Thornton will be given a specific chance to make comments on housing plans that, if approved, could double the size of the town.

Development proposals as part of Fife Council’s Fifeplan - which sets out the region’s housing requirements for the next decade - are now at the second round of public consultation ahead of the the final plan being agreed and implemented in 2016.

There was widespread criticism in Thornton earlier in the year over the lack of publicity given to the proposed sites at Main Street, Burbank Terrace, Spittal farm/ Station Road and Southend, that would drastically alter the make up of the town.

Now Fife Council have arranged an additional public ‘drop-in’ event to the ones already organised in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy, which will set out details of the various site proposals.

Councillor Ross Vettraino, whose ward Thornton is in, said it was important that as many residents as possible attend the event.

He added: “It’s only what the people of Thornton deserve, they have a right to be kept informed.

“Volunters from Thornton Community Council have arranged a special letter drop in addition to the 152 letters that the local authority have issued to those living closest to the proposed sites.

The ‘drop-in’ event takes place at Thornton Town Hall on Monday, November 17 from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

The public also have until midnight on December 8 to add their comments online at