As of 6 January 2016 all reports about Barns Farm are being collected into this single archive, starting with the oldest report first.
BARNS FARM - LETTER FROM CHAIRMAN TO SHELL
The Community Council Chairman, Colin McPhail, has written to the Chairman of Shell UK. You can read the letter in PDF format here>>
SHELL REPLY REGARDING BARNS FARM
Below is the reply from Shell regarding Barns Farm. If you have any comments please use our CONTACT US page.
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BARNS FARM - CALL FOR COMMENTS
You are invited to contact the Community Council with your views on the possible sale of fields by Shell UK at Barns Farm, Dalgety Bay.
We would also like to hear your opinion on various options for these fields which are located south of the farm and adjacent to the church at the eastern entrance to the town.
Shell has previously marketed these fields as a residential development opportunity and belatedly are now conducting a public engagement on the fields which they state are surplus to their requirements.
Over the past few years, the Community Council has held a number of Public Meetings on the development of Local Plans, with the result that they do not include any development proposals for these fields. Following representations made,it is the Community Council's view through the planning process, that the fields should remain as open space and agricultural land, and be sold as such with the undertaking that no housing development be permitted.
Contact on this issue can be made to the Community Council by emailing your views and opinion to the Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
or by letter to;
46, Lade Braes,
or via the CONTACT US page of this website
BARNS FARM DEVELOPMENT UPDATE JUNE 2015
from the minutes of the Community Council meeting 8 June 2015
The Chair reported on his conversation with John Raine from Shell UK
No information was forthcoming on their decision about the sale of the fields for housing. It still remains on hold. As the Chair will be holding a Jubilee Committee meeting on the evening of Thursday 11 June, John McCall agreed to attend the Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Safety and Liaison Committee Meeting that same evening. It was agreed that Persimmon Homes be contacted to ascertain the position on their option to buy the land from Shell UK and planning position following their PAN and public consultation earlier this year.
Support was given to Roy Green on producing a private website petition to the Scottish Government objecting to proposed housing developments at Main Street, Aberdour, Barns Farm, Dalgety Bay and Spencerfield, Inverkeithing.
Cllr Dempsey reported that the West Area Committee at their meeting on 20 May recommended the removal in a report by Planning Officers that these sites are supported and contribute to the SESplan.
BARNS FARM - ANOTHER LETTER TO SHELL
The Community Council chairman has written another letter to SHELL regarding the proposed Barns Farm development. Read it here as a PDF.
BARNS FARM - REPLY FROM SHELL AUGUST 2015
The Chairman of Shell has now replied to the Community Council. Read it here as a PDF.
SHELL DECIDES NOT TO SELL BARNS FARM FOR HOUSES
Good news for our Community! After considering all the feedback from the recent engagement exercise, Shell has decided not to sell the Barns Farm site to Persimmon Homes for housing development. Instead, the land will continue to be used for agricultural purposes as it is now. Below are the details in PDF format, for which you will need Adobe Reader. Download it here if you haven't already got it.
"We would like to thank all those people who responded to our survey and attended the public meetings over the past few years on this issue. The outcome was the result of people power."
Statement from CC Chairman
Letter from the Chairman to Shell 25 November 2015 (88kb)
Letter from Shell confirming sale cancelled 11 December 2015 (434kb)
BARNS FARM - SHELL DECIDES NOT TO SELL 11 DEC 2015
Good news! After considering all the feedback from the recent engagement exercise, Shell has decided not to sell the Barns Farm site to Persimmon Homes for housing development. Instead, the land will continue to be used for agricultural purposes as it is now. Get the details in the RECENT NEWS panel on the right.