CARDENDEN Community Council claims that the results of the August rain underlines how a plan for 48 homes in the village could be plagued with problems.

Kingdom Housing Association, in conjunction with Campion Homes, have submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to Fife Council for a 'major' housing development on land north of Woodend, in Cardenden.

A previous planning application for this site was withdrawn recently due to flooding issues with the site and this was discussed at a meeting of Cardenden Community Council.

The site will still accommodate 48 houses, but more land has been acquired to try and overcome the flooding issues.

Community Council secretary David Taylor said: "After the recent torrential rain the proposed site and adjacent road were again completely flooded.

"This site is outwith the village boundary and is not allocated for development.

"The possibility of diverting the water into the burn behind the houses, at Woodend, is impractical as this is also a flood risk area and has already caused damage to property".

Mr Taylor added: "There is already two housing developments planned in the village with another pending, and several other sites allocated for housing. These should be progressed first before developers are allowed to extend into the countryside".

The company is holding a public consultation event in Bowhill Community Centre, Cardenden, on Tuesday September 3 between 3.00pm and 7.00pm to allow people to view the plans and villagers are invited to attend.