FIFEplan Examination

The Examination Report for FIFEplan was published by the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) in November 2016.

The modifications arising from the reporters’ recommendations were accepted by the Fife Council's Executive Committee on 28 February 2017 where it was agreed that the Local Development Plan should proceed towards adoption.

View the full Examination Report from the link below or click here to view a table featuring only the recommendations

View the Examination Report

The examination considered the content and policies of the Local Development Plan and the issues raised in almost 4,000 representations made to the plan. Many community groups and individuals got involved with the Plan and had their say. The Examination Report outlines the reporters’ conclusions and recommendations for each of the unresolved representations.

To help you find the sections of the Examination Report relating to your comments, the DPEA have produced a table identifying the relevant Examination Issue numbers for each person or organisation that commented on the Proposed Plan.

Further information about the examination

The Scottish Ministers appointed Katrina Rice BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI on 2 Sep 2015 to carry out the Examination of FIFEplan.  Three additional reporters were appointed On 7 October 2015 - Dilwyn Thomas BSc (Hons) MBA MRTPI, Richard Dent BA (Hons) DipTP and Robert W Maslin BA Dip TP MRTPI.

Through the examination process the reporter/s consider all unresolved representations submitted to the Proposed Plan and make recommendations on any modifications that Fife Council requires to make to the plan. 

Fife Council provided the reporter with a summary of the issues (Schedule 4 Forms) to be assessed at examination.  Copies of representations received and further information to support the Examination were also submitted. 

The Scottish Government's Planning and Environmental Appeals Division have a web-page for the examination (this link will take you to an external website) where you can view the Schedule 4 Forms, further information requests and responses, and the final examination report.

Further guidance on the examination process is available on the Scottish Government's Development Plan Examinations webpage. The Scottish Government have also produced a useful guidance note explaining the development plan examination process for people who have submitted representations (both links will take you to an external website).

A copy of the Proposed Plan submitted to the Examination and it’s supporting documents are available for inspection at the Council’s Offices at Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes KY7 5LY, and in Fife's public libraries. You can also view the Proposed Plan: Pre-Examination version here. The Proposed Plan settlement plans that were updated for submission for examination are available to view from the list of publications at the foot of this page.



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