Fife Councillor Mark Hood has written to all residents in the Bowhill area asking them to co-sign a letter to the chair of Fife Council’s Housing and Communities committee. The letter calls for the Council to put on hold an application for planning permission for a gypsy travellers site in the area until a consultation is complete with the community.
The councillor for Lochgelly and Cardenden said ‘It was agreed at a recent community council meeting that I would draft a letter and look to have it co-signed by as much of the community as possible. We have all been overwhelmed by the response so far.
‘As well as over 200 local people signing the letter, it has been signed by the chair’s of the community council, the Tenants and Residents Association and the Environmental Group in Cardenden. It has also been signed by local MP Lindsay Roy and Helen Eadie MSP. ‘
The signed letters are to be handed over to Cllr Goodall the chair of the committee at a specially arranged meeting of the Cardenden community council to be held at the Bowhill Centre on the 3rd of November at 7pm. The meeting has been arranged as a result of frustration at the councils approach to the issue.
Mr Hood added ’After months of very little consultation from Fife Council the community council in Cardenden are taking ownership of the the issue and are ensuring that the views of the community are heard. The leadership shown by the Cardenden community council is in stark contrast to a complete failure in leadership from the SNP administration running Fife Council on this matter.’
Copy of the letter to cllr Goodall can be found here