AT PRESENT, the A994 between Cairneyhill and Crossford has a designated speed limit of 60mph but is treated like a race track by many drivers exceeding this already questionable speed limit and which has an impact through Crossford village due to a number of narrow pavement sections.

This is the situation as it stands but consider the impact and ongoing traffic problems should the development of 212 homes to Crossford’s western boundary proceed.

Crossford has the spectre of the developer’s site traffic, materials, construction work, noise, and pollution for the next five years which will eventually result in 300 to 400-plus vehicles requiring to gain access off the A994 to this development.

It leaves one to conclude that Fife’s planning department appears to bend the rules of its own local plan to facilitate the developer and the Scottish Office, ignoring the justifiable worries and objections of the local communities.

This should be of real concern.

George Stuart,