- Investigating Lomond Homes non-payment of a section 75 agreement
- Publicising councillors and community councillors accepting Gifts of Corporate Hospitality from plant operators at the Mossmorran petrochemical facilities
- Bringing to public attention the various breaches to charitable regulations by the 4 Winds Trust charity which is managed by local community councils
- Examining public expenditure by the local authority
- Developed a public archive on Lochgelly Community Council
The immediate solution to lacking primary care provision at Central Fife surgeries is to increase staff resources to meet clinical demand.
This petition calls on NHS Fife, Fife Council and the Scottish Government to form an emergency taskforce to address the lack of GP and associated services in Central Fife’s deprived communities by lifting the NHS Scotland Health and Care Experience measures for practices in these areas to the Fife/Tayside average within 6 months.
Results: Despite 47 objections and 0 letters of support, the application was approved by councillors.
Documents: 16/02689/ – Full Approval letter (PDF)
The remit of the IWG was to consider the current planning application assessment processes, with particular reference to visualisations and residential amenity considerations. It was also set against lesson learned from the Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) appeal decision letters and specific issues raised by the local representatives and other parties around visual and residential impact. The credibility and usefulness of submitted photomontages and the need to ensure a robust and logical assessment of the planning issues is set out in a transparent and easily understood format in officer reports were also key elements in this improvement process.
Results: Validation standards to be adopted to help assess future planning applications with particular focus on visualisations provided by the developer and greater consideration for residential amenity.
Documents: Wind Turbine Report | Wind Turbine Validation Checklist
Results: This study looked at whether the visual, shadow flicker and noise impacts predicted by wind farm developers in documentation submitted with their planning applications are consistent with the impacts experienced once the wind farm is operational.
The research extends our understanding of how local residents experience wind farms in terms of these three impacts. The report makes a number of recommendations for better guidance on how they can be predicted and mitigated. It also identifies several improvements in planning guidance and best practice that have been implemented in the time between the case study wind farms were planned and built, and the present.
Documents: FINAL REPORT – Wind Farm Impacts Study (PDF)
Results: The majority of residents were opposed to the proposed development. The developer due to a change in the subsidy mechanism at UK Government level withdrew their application.
Documents: Hilton Wind Farm – Community Engagement – Final Report (PDF)
Results: Application was rejected by Fife Council. Kennedy Renewables appealed the decision and the application was rejected by the Scottish Reporter
Documents: Objection (PDF) | Supplementary Objection (PDF) | LoSW Statement of Appeal Response (PDF)