MOSSMORRAN Action Group fears communities are being frozen out of Fife Council’s review of the Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Community and Safety Liaison Committee

The council's environmental and protective services committee in September remitted it to the Interim Chief Officer, Protective Services, to carry out a full review of the Mossmorran & Braefoot Bay Community & Safety Committee and to bring back recommendations on any required changes to this committee to the next meeting.

And the action group hope that the experiences of the communities around Mossmorran will be taken on board.

James Glen, chair of Mossmorran Action Group said: “The Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Community and Safety Liaison Committee, set up by Fife Council, as part of the planning conditions for Mossmorran, has not been fit for purpose for years.

"Fife Council’s Environment & Protective Services Committee agreed at the beginning of September to review the structure and terms of reference of the Liaison Committee.

"Such a review must include the views of local residents suffering in the shadow of Mossmorran whom the Committee is supposed to serve. To this end, the Mossmorran Action Group made a formal Participation Request under the Community Empowerment Act to Fife Council on September 22.

"Despite chasing this up with the officer responsible, we are extremely disappointed not to have had so much as an email acknowledgement to our application, and we have now complained directly to CEO Steve Grimmond.

"Communities have been left in the dark for too long over Mossmorran, and Fife Council needs to be more responsive.”

The council will be looking to get information from a number of sources on the issue.