A COWDENBEATH resident will have the hump after their objection to speed reduction measures in Farm Road were overruled.

Fife Council will now press ahead with plans to instal two road humps, at a cost of £2,000, at "either side of the bend".

Cowdenbeath area committee had, in May, agreed to a motion to instal them after concerns from locals about speeding traffic.

However, a formal objection was received and the issue was discussed at last week's meeting.

A report explained: "The objector is requesting additional off-street parking to be provided in Farm Road and feels that these speed humps are offered as a cheap alternative to appease the residents."

Phil Clarke, the council's lead consultant in traffic management, said the measures were being introduced due to residents concerns and the humps would help to "reduce the frequency and severity of road collisions and make this road safer".

He added that the second part of the motion in May agreed a "detailed engineering design, including costings" to be developed for the construction of off-street parking in Farm Road – which was separate to the issue about speed humps.

The committee report said the objector also had "concerns with accidents resulting from bad weather conditions and drunk drivers and concerns with drivers mounting the footway".

Mr Clarke said all motorists must adjust their driving to the weather conditions and that reducing drink driving, and driving on the footway, were matters for the police.

However, he added that they would look at "engineering measures" to try and discourage anyone from driving on the footway.

At the meeting, Councillor Darren Watt said the objection had been a "surprise" and he reassured residents that off-street parking "is still being dealt with".

Councillors agreed to set aside the objection and approve the speed humps.