Town centre reported expected soon

Leven High Street
Leven High Street

A independent report detailing ways to revamp Leven Town Centre is expected iminently, Fife Council said.

The report, carried out by Willie Miller Urban Design - based in Glasgow - follows a public consultation event which was held last March.

Local residents and business owners were given the chance to comment on what they thought should be done to improve the town centre, with a focus on better links between the shops, Promenade and the retail park.

Chris Wragg, enterprise, planning and protective services, said: “The study is now nearing completion, with a final repor, including a full set of concept designs for a range of sites, expected any day.

“The project was delayed further because Fife Council required some re-working by of the draft study submission. WMUD will not receive the final payment until this is complete.

“The main point of the study is to help us develop and deliver improvement works in Leven over a number of years, and support funding bids that will help finance them.’’

At the event held in Leven Library and Local Office last year, Levenmouth residents and business owners were greeted with a map of Leven Town Centre, which they could then highlight in red the areas which needed attention, and in green, those which they believed needed to be retained.

They were also given a short questionnaire to fill out.

Details of the report were due late last year, but were delayed because of the Levenmouth Charette, which took place in May.