FIFE Councillors have received over 160 emails from people asking them to support a motion proposed by a Cowdenbeath councillor calling for a full independent investigation into all the environmental, health and social impacts of the operations of the Mossmorran complex.

The motion has been proposed by Councillor Darren Watt and will be discussed this morning at Fife House.

Conservative Councillor Linda Holt who has been closely involved with Mossmorran Action Group said: “We know that thousands of people took to social media to complain about the noise, light, vibration and pollution during last week’s emergency flaring at Mossmorran, hundreds reported social impacts to the MAG website map and a change-org petition demanding action has attracted over 3400 signatures to date.

"But it’s fantastic that this has now translated into direct local democratic engagement, with all councillors in Fife receiving emails from 167 individuals urging them to vote for tomorrow’s motion at Fife Council".

She added: "Together with the protest today outside Fife House, councillors should be left in no doubt that Fifers living within the impact zone of Mossmorran have had enough of politicians shilly-shallying around the issue. They want an independent investigation and they want Fife Council to do all it can to urge the Scottish Government to act.”