Eco-wellness and leisure park plans for old Fife mine

A new eco wellness and leisure park could be built on an old open cast mine near Kelty.

National Pride is behind the plans for the former St Ninians site.

The project aims to promote health, relaxation and wellness sustainably and provide places for relaxation and rejuvenation, all while benefiting the local economy.

There'll also be education and training opportunities, especially for vulnerable adults, with jobs created and local businesses also being supported.

Due to the size of the plans  National Pride is undergoing community consultation and will be submitting an application for planning permission in principle by March next year (2024).

It aims to establish the principle of development of the site and will be supported by a masterplan, outlining how the St Ninians and Loch Fitty will be enhanced.

Members of the public can have their say on the plans at two events next year.

The first, in Kingseat Community Centre on February 8, will be a high level overview of the proposed development.

The second on March 7 in Kelty Community Centre will bring forward responses gathered during the first meeting.

People can also find out more on the dedicated website.

Irene Bisset, Chair of National Pride CIC and Director of National Pride (St Ninians) Ltd said: “We are very excited about the enormous potential of this astonishing site.  As custodians, we take our responsibilities very seriously and our aim is to deliver an attractive, welcoming place for all.”

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