Alex Rowley MSP has stepped up his campaign to get the entrance to the M90 Commerce Park, Lathalmond cleaned up and is calling on the Chief Executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to examine the actions to date of SEPA and bring forward a proposal for getting the site cleaned up. In his letter he stated; “This Commerce Park is being blighted by the massive piles of waste rubbish, carpets and plaster board that have been stock piled at the entrance to the site and the whole appearance is having a disastrous impact on the surrounding country side. SEPA has been involved with the company on this site since 2010 and I understand SEPA has brought charges against the company and served a number of notices for the removal of the waste but despite the threat of legal action nothing has happened and the waste remains.
“Given the impact on the country side, the Commerce Park and local tourism I am asking that you intervene directly and advise me what options are available to SEPA to have this site cleaned up and what actions SEPA intends to take”.
Mr Rowley added; “I have also been corresponding with officials at Fife Council but they advise me that the legal responsibility and lead role for having this matter dealt with sits with SEPA. I do question how on earth this site every got approval given the impact on the wider economic interest of the commerce park and I am asking the Director of Environment, Enterprise and Communities to look again at this whole issue. Businesses like The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum are operating out of this site and doing their very best to put Fife on the tourism map and it is hardly a good advert for Fife when people arrive to see this complete eyesore. I am also asking them to look again at the safety issues as it is being claimed that rubbish from the site is being blow across the road. We need all public bodies to work together to resolve this matter and therefore there should be less buck passing and more focus on working together to get a solution to this unacceptable situation”.