Views sought on ways to develop Cotlands Park

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KENNOWAY’S Cotlands Park is set to undergo more major refurbishment work in a bid to turn it into one of Fife’s top sport’s venues.

Just over a year ago a new £360,000 changing facility was opened by Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill, and shortly after the derelict Carstairs Hall was demolished.

The Mail understands a second building, the old miners’ social club is now also deemed not fit-for-purpose and is to be bulldozed to create more space.

No firm plans have been decided for what the extra space will be used for but Fife Council has launched a consultation process with the aim of creating a masterplan for the park.

Possible suggestions already include creating a new car park and adding more pitches.

Councillor David Alexander, chair of Levenmouth area committee, told the Mail the idea behind the consultation is to find out what all users of the park need.

He added: “The building has been vandalised and I think we will have to demolish it.

“We have been doing other stuff, such as cutting down the bushes, and with the amount of changes taking place it would be good to get everyone interested together.

“Rather than just doing it, it is best to speak to people as we want to do it right.

“It’s a big, big place, my ambition is to turn it into a major council park in Levenmouth.”

A date for a final decision hasn’t been set although it is likely be discussed at the next Levenmouth area committee meeting.