DEVELOPMENT sites around the Kelty M90 slip roads could yield hundreds of jobs, it was revealed this week.

And Fife Council has agreed to work-up a master plan for the development of all potential sites in and around the M90 Junction 4, at Kelty, following a request from MSP Alex Rowley.

Kelty based Mr Rowley had raised his concerns with the Council Chief Executive, Steve Grimmond, that an opportunity to strategically plan the area for leisure and economic development was being missed.

This week Mr Rowley and Cllr Alex Campbell met with the owners of the former Baxters' site to the west of the village to hear their thoughts on the options for developing that site to provide tourist and leisure facilities.

Speaking to the Times Councillor Campbell said: “Junction 4 offers real opportunities for developments that will create a great many jobs and I was pleased to join the meeting Alex had arranged with the owners of the former Baxters site.

"Before the economic crash planning permission was approved for a hotel, leisure complex, holiday lodges and micro businesses in and around Junction 4, but these plans were not progressed".

He added: “I am pleased that Fife Council have now agreed to look at how best to develop all of the parcels of land around the junction so we can maximise the opportunities to bring facilities and jobs to this area. "I want to see a proactive approach to agreeing the options for the sites and then to promote these sites to potential investors and developers”.

Cllr Campbell also confirmed he is keen to engage with the local community and community council, once there is a clearer view on options and what will be possible for the different sites in and around the motorway junction.