AS one of our letter writers suggests, the end could be in sight for the awful look to the north end of High Street in Cowdenbeath.

We covered the moves by the Sustrans project at the south end a couple of weeks back which will see more than £600,000 invested in some important improvements.

It did mean that a few people were saying that the north end, which has suffered greatly over the past nine years from the dereliction of the burned out Crown Hotel building, and more recently, the overgrown state of North End Park while we awaited firstly the arrival of the Tesco developments and then other stores.

Amazingly in the same week, the doom and gloom changed when Lidl and B&M announced they were coming to North End Park, and plans for the Crown site to become a restaurant and housing for multiple occupancy, were given the go-ahead.

So by this time next year the whole High Street should have a completely new look.

It is just what the people of the town need and these projects will go some way to developing the economy of the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area.

So let us warmly welcome the good news about the north end of High Street.