The objective of East Neuk Community Futures is to encourage the development of a Strategic Local Place Plan for the East Neuk of Fife.

Founded on the provisions of the [Planning Act Scotland], a Strategic Local Place Plan enables the views of communities to be recognised and given their due weight in local and regional planning policy and decisions. Properly conducted, the process that Communities go through to put in place their Local Place Plan can be a source of enormous strength to the community and allow it to set out its long term ambitions in a realistic and constructive way.

The key benefit of a Strategic Local Place Plan is that it will give a formal, structured voice to the views of the communities which make up the East Neuk.

This declaration of our aims and our future will form the foundation of multiple community-led projects to deliver that future, often supported by funders such as the Scottish Government, Fife Council and numerous Community Benefit funds which can see clarity of purpose and active and engaged communities.

We are currently investigating local partnerships and funding.

If you are interested in local place plans and topics such as circular economy, climate change, zero waste and active travel, please contact us for more information. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join this project – Please Contact Us.

 

 

 

 

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If you have any questions or comments, please use the Contact Us Page – giving your name and email as part of the submission form.

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Latest news

Our Shared Path survey shows a huge amount of support for our project

The results of our shared path consultation are in! Thanks to those who participated. The vast majority of the respondents (541) support a path between Earlsferry and Pittenweem.


The results of our consultation have been published and can be found here

Elie, St Monans and Pittenweem have their say on active travel paths linking communities

A consultation on shared use paths linking communities from Earlsferry to Pittenweem opens today.  It’s an opportunity for everyone in those communities to have their say on the project proposals to improve links for walking, cycling and wheeling. The consultation takes around four or five minutes and can be done easily on a smart phone.

Survey link: https://form.jotform.com/plumpie/earlsferrypittenweempath

Local charity East Neuk Community Action Plan is the organisation that initiated the project. Chair Edward Baxter said: “We want to hear from local people what their concerns are around walking and cycling, for example with kids or wheeling a buggy.  Responding to this consultation will help shape the sort of high quality, safe and direct path that could be built to link our communities.” 

Sustrans Infrastructure Officer Chris Coldwell said: “We are delighted to support this project and encourage locals and those who regularly visit the area on foot or by bike to use the consultation to give their views. Community engagement is a key part of all our projects and we cannot wait to see the ideas that the community come up with.”

East Neuk Community Action Plan has been awarded a further £31,000 through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme, which is funded by Transport Scotland, to develop a feasibility study for a traffic free path route. Consultant Crispin Hayes said: “We’re really pleased to be working with ENCAP on this locally important project.  We will be feeding back to the community soon after the consultation closes in a fortnight – so you will be able to see what everyone said.”

 

This is the future! A 3700 mile bike trail from Washington D.C. to Washington State.

To read more about this exciting project click on the link here.
A similar vision in Fife has been proposed by East Neuk 50 Sustainable Cycle Route

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