Cala bids to overturn Aberdour car park decision
Cala Homes has lodged an appeal to overturn Fife Council’s decision to refuse the use of a temporary car park adjacent to its Inchcolm Green development in Aberdour.
The space for 10 cars was initially requested by council officers to mitigate the local impact of works on Main Street.
As work progresses at the development, the space available for contractors to park on-site will diminish, furthering the need for the provision, which Cala hopes will avert excessive on-street parking.
Steven Cooper, planning manager at Cala Homes (East), said: “There were six objections, however feedback following the refusal decision suggests that a large number of local residents want the temporary car park to be made available for use over the duration of works at Inchcolm Green. The car park continues to be used by local residents outwith working hours and at weekends.
“We were encouraged by the local response to the refusal and have decided to proceed with an appeal.
“We have undertaken a further review of drainage measures at the car park site. An additional soakaway is proposed and we hope that this is sufficient to address concerns raised. It is the local community who lost out through refusal of the application, and with the car park now only required until December 2025, we hope that common sense will prevail.”
The appeal follows Inchcolm Green becoming the focus of the launch of the first Community Pledge for Cala in the East of Scotland. The pledge sees bespoke programmes of activity created for each Cala development to support the surrounding community.
In Aberdour, this includes a £1000 donation towards a community garden in Aberdour, annual donations towards the village’s Christmas lights, and litter picking volunteering at Silver Sands.
In addition, the recently launched Inchcolm Green showhome features a breadth of local suppliers highlighted within the home, while Cala teams will work on various initiatives with local schools around careers and health and safety.
A range of Fife businesses are benefiting from contract awards at the development including Realm Construction, Scot Tile Contracts and Adamson Doors.