Great Turnout for Fife College at Consultation for New Campus Development

2nd August

Staff from Fife College were delighted with the interest in their public consultation event held on Wednesday 27th July regarding its plans to build a new College campus.

Under the banner “Building Brighter Futures”, the consultation held at Dunfermline East Church, Nightingale Place in Dunfermline was part of the College’s consultation strategy in the lead up to submitting a planning application to Fife Council to build a new College campus on the former Shepherd Offshore site in Dunlin Drive, Dunfermline.

The drop-in style event was attended by members of the local community who expressed interest in the new campus and were eager to have their questions answered. Staff from the College and Project Team were on hand throughout the day, explaining the nature of the proposals for the site and answering any queries that people had.

David Neilson, Vice Principal for the College was delighted with the success of the event and regards it as a great stepping stone towards the creation of a new campus. Said David: “I am really pleased with the turnout as the views of the public are extremely beneficial to us in helping to shape and design our new campus. It also allowed us to explain our plans for the site and at what stage we are in the process.”

Positive feedback was received during the event, including factors that the community would like the College to consider when planning the new development, such as: “Good cycle routes in place to get to college to promote good health” and also “ensuring that traffic flow and on-street parking is well managed”. Information gathered from the consultation will inform the planning application submitted to Fife Council.

Fife College announced in March this year that it had secured the option to purchase land to build the new College campus, which is part of a wider strategy for the College to improve its estates throughout the Kingdom. The planned development in Dunfermline will offer the College the opportunity to create a facility that puts students at the centre, focussing entirely on their needs and requirements.

Those wishing to make comments as part of the consultation can do so online by visiting www.fife.ac.uk and completing a feedback form or by emailing [email protected]. Comments can also be sent in writing to New Campus Consultation, Fife College, Halbeath Campus, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY.

The closing date for all comments is Tuesday 20th September 2016.

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