News from Levenmouth Area Committee

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Levenmouth Area Committee met online this morning (2 Dec '20). Here's a summary of the decisions and quotes.

Budget Requests

Pump Track Kennoway £10,000 (Local community planning budget)

The Committee agreed a contribution of £10,000 to allow the progression of design work on the pump track Kennoway. This funding will cover engineering assessment, detailed design drawings and planning application submissions.

Convener of Levenmouth Area Committee, Cllr Ken Caldwell said: “We’re hoping it’s possible to turn the old BMX track into a fit for purpose pump track for the local community to use and potentially host national competitions.”

Levenmouth Connectivity Programme

Councillors were updated on progress with The Leven Programme and discussed the plans for the new active travel network for the area.

This network would allow pedestrians, cyclists and motorists access to:

  • the River Leven,
  • key locations such as Fife College and major businesses, and
  • the new rail stations planned as part of the Leven Rail Link.

Cllr Ken Caldwell said: “It’s good to see the detailed plans for the new active travel network in Levenmouth. Not only will these paths connect our outlying communities to the river, it will connect the whole area to jobs, training, town centres, leisure and health opportunities.

“During the detailed design phase of this project, extensive consultation will be carried out and I encourage everyone to have their say on the proposals.”

Levenmouth Reconnected Programme

Councillors were updated on the programmes work so far. They agreed to provide a key governance role within the Levenmouth Reconnected Programme by approving the projects that should be considered for grant funding.

Cllr Ken Caldwell commented: “It’s exciting to hear what’s just around the corner for Levenmouth.  There are so many organisations and groups working hard to transform Levenmouth; unlocking growth, jobs, tourism and opportunities for everyone.”

For more detailed information on the Levenmouth Reconnected Programme please see the committee papers.

Street Naming and Numbering Consultation

Councillors agreed to the following new street names:

  1. Kirkland Parade on the former site of Kirkland High School, Methil
  2. Steelworks Place for the development site on the land to the west of Methil Brae.
  3. Crusoe Court for the development site on land in Lower Largo.