A ROSYTH bypass "remains a priority" for Fife Council but there's little progress.

The road is a long-held ambition of the local authority and they repeated their stance in a planning report last week.

Campaigners say that with more than 2,000 houses to be built at Broomhall, the Talgo train factory in Kincardine looking to employ 1,000 people and a possible replacement for Inverkeithing High School to be built in Rosyth, it would ease traffic congestion and air pollution in the town.

They have also pointed to the number of HGVs that use Admiralty Road and believe accidents could be reduced if a bypass was built.

Despite stating the project was a "priority", the council said they had no update on the project and referred the Press to Transport Scotland.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: "Any decisions on future funding of strategic transport infrastructure in Scotland will be informed by the outcomes of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) and through the normal cycle of government spending reviews.

"However, in relation to any potential extra capacity linked to new homes and Talgo, this would be considered by developers as part of their own proposals and assessments.”

STPR2 is under way and trying to identify the transport needs and investment that's required for the next 20 years.