Comrie Colliery rehabilitation to deliver a new neighbourhood centre
September 13 2022
The Comrie Development Company with Ironside Farrar has set out a masterplan for the Fife village of Comrie to augment the area with a mix of leisure, retail, residential and open space on the site of a former open cast coal mine.
The team are laying the groundwork for an application in principle before the year is out for a 182.5ha former colliery, with work already underway to remove spoil from the degraded brownfield site to infill nearby lagoons.
In a consultation statement, the applicant wrote: "The site offers the opportunity to deliver a place set within the context of a strong landscape setting that supports connectivity, active travel and the blue-green network.
"Sensitive building design, careful planting and sustainable drainage will help to mitigate any environmental or visual impacts on the surrounding area."
A long-term remediation plan will rehabilitate and decontaminate the site by levelling out the topography to facilitate construction while retaining over 40 acres of established woodland and existing water courses.
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