The Commission has conducted a review of the boundary between Fife council area and Perth and Kinross council area at Keltybridge and also at Fife Environmental Energy Park at Westfield.

This review began when the Commission decided a review was required at its meeting of 20 February 2014. Fife Council officers had approached the Commission noting that the administrative area boundary at Keltybridge follows a convoluted line which we believe to be the former course of the Kelty Burn. Fife Council has been asked to consider land to the south of the Kelty Burn in this vicinity as a candidate site for housing development for the next local plan. A single property on the north side of the Kelty Burn is divided by the current council boundary and we understand that for administrative purposes this property is currently treated as being in Perth and Kinross council area. When considering the area at Keltybridge, we also noted that a small part of the site of the Fife Environmental Energy Park at Westfield is within Perth and Kinross council area, after the ditch which defined the council boundary in this area was realigned. We concluded that we should address this misalignment as part of this review.

We consulted on our proposals with Fife Council and Perth and Kinross Council in 2014, and undertook a 12 week public consultation that concluded on 9 April 2015.

On 15 October 2015 we submitted our Report to Scottish Ministers and the Chief Executives of Fife Council and Perth and Kinross Council. The Report and its recommendations were made public on 22 October 2015.

Scottish Ministers laid an Order (Scottish Statutory Instrument 2017/430) before the Scottish Parliament on 7 December 2017 that came into effect on 2 February 2018 implementing the Commission’s recommendations.

Supporting Documents

Keltybridge Review Final Report

Keltybridge Review Statutory Instrument (SSI 2017/430)