New everlasting rest room amenities are to be constructed at an historic Fife harbour web site which is well-liked with vacationers and holidaymakers.
The plans for a bathroom block and consuming faucet on the C-listed Pettycur Harbour near Kinghorn have been authorised by Fife Council and will probably be constructed inside the present pier automobile park.
The harbour, located only a brief stroll from quite a lot of caravan websites, is at the moment with none consolation amenities after a brief rest room was eliminated.
Regardless of the brand new constructing being deliberate for inside a conservation space, it drew no opposition from both Historic Surroundings Scotland or the council’s Constructed Heritage officers.
‘Proposals suitable with look of present pier’
Planning officer Kristie Hung, stated: “The design and scale of the bathroom block would relate positively to the present storage sheds which might retain the numerous character and look of the pier, while not detracting from the quick surroundings or the close by road scene basically.
”The works concerned is not going to have an effect on any architectural options of historic significance and haven’t detrimentally affected the integrity of the general cloth of the pier.
“It’s thought-about that the proposal is suitable with the character, look and scale of the present pier and surrounding surroundings when it comes to design with no detrimental visible influence to the neighbouring properties or the setting of the listed construction inside this space.”
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The traditional harbour is deemed of historic significance, having sturdy hyperlinks to Leith going again centuries.
The unique pier, in-built 1625, was destroyed in a storm and components of the current pier dates from 1760 having been rebuilt in 1793.
It was restored in 1983 and stays a key characteristic and attraction inside the panorama.
Information of the brand new amenities was welcomed by native Councillor, Ian Cameron, chairman of the Heartlands of Fife Tourism Affiliation.
He stated: “The approval is sweet information for the guests to Pettycur and is one other addition to the persevering with efforts to enhance amenities and spend money on key vacationer locations proper throughout the world.
“It’s a small however vital enchancment that will probably be welcomed by all these, each native and from additional afield, that go to the historic harbour.”