WORK is continuing to find a solution which will see the removal of a festering rubbish dump at Lathalmond.

The site next to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum near Kelty has been an environmental eyesore for years with 30-feet piles of old carpets and plasterboard.

The Times spotted that some items have now been moved around the site which could mean those involved could be nearing a resolution which will finally see the area cleared.

Asked about the recent activity on the site, a spokesperson for SEPA said: “SEPA and The Dewan Foundation are continuing to work together to consider the most sustainable options for removing historic waste initially deposited by First Options Limited at the M90 Commerce Park.

“Any waste removed will be disposed of appropriately, in line with environmental regulations.”

Last year, legal proceedings to decide who is responsible for the removal of the mess were halted to allow for discussions to take place between SEPA and the land owners, the Dewan Foundation, in the hope a breakthrough can be found.

Back in 2016, two men were prosecuted over the issue but the site remains a dump and the estimated cost of cleaning the site is around £1m.

The two men in charge of the company, Michael Hope and James Winters, received community payback orders at Dunfermline Sheriff Court in June 2016 after admitting keeping controlled waste – approximately 3,500 tonnes of waste carpet and 3,500 tonnes of waste plasterboard – in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health.

No orders were made to clear the site and SEPA and Fife Council have so far been unable to resolve the issue.