£35m Fife leisure plans brought forward for consultation
Views are being sought regarding updated proposals that could transform the Eden Springs Fishery and Country Park in Fife.
The £35 million project – first announced in June – envisions the creation of new holiday lodge pitches nestled between the Eden Muir and Bull Stone Lochs in a mature landscaped setting.
In addition to the holiday lodges, the investment also includes a reception area, playpark, and car parking (including disabled and EV charging).
The proposed plans are expected to create 38 local jobs and generate a significant inward investment of over £2.3m per year in Fife.
The updated proposals, which have been shaped and informed not only through the technical assessments but by local feedback, can be viewed at a drop-in public exhibition on Thursday 7 September at the Eden Springs Fishery (Letham Toll, Cupar, KY15 7RF) between 3-7pm. The first consultation event was held in June.
The consultation boards on display will also be available for viewing on the project’s website after the event. Historical material from the former quarry manager, Jack Graham, will also be available to view.
The proposals mark an exciting new phase in the park’s development, further unlocking the site’s potential for both local community and visitor use. In doing so, the local Ritchie family, who are behind the proposals, hope to build on the success of the Eden Springs Fishery.
Chris Ritchie, director at Eden Muir Ltd said: “We are pleased to be bringing forward our proposals for new, innovative, sensitively built, environmentally sustainable holiday lodge pitches on site at the Eden Springs Fishery.
“At the core of our plans is a vision to transform the Eden Springs Fishery and Country Park into an inviting and thriving destination that can be used by the community and visitors alike.
“It’s heartening to witness the vibrant activity on the site, particularly in the wake of the recent work completed. We’re delighted to see wild swimmers and dedicated fishers actively embracing the resources available. Should our proposals be approved, we will continue to encourage locals to visit and make the most of the park’s offerings.
“I encourage anyone with an interest in the proposals to attend our second feedback consultation event and look forward to receiving further feedback in the coming weeks.”