Fife has one of the UK's most comprehensive cycling networks. Over 350 miles of sign posted cycle network includes a variety of leisure and commuting routes.Terrain varies from off road disused railway tracks to routes in forests and from networks in towns and networks in quiet country lanes.
Fife Council designated areas of important natural heritage, designated and managed by the authorities to give people better opportunities to learn about and enjoy nature.
This dataset is an amalgamation of all Scottish Council Asset Registers. It also includes data related to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the new duties this places on local authorities. Part 5: Asset Transfer Requests: Provides community bodies with a right to request to purchase, lease, manage or use land and buildings belonging to local authorities. Local authorities are required to create and maintain a register of land which they will make available to the public. Part 8: Common Good Property: Places a statutory duty on local authorities to establish and maintain a register of all property held by them for the common good. It also requires local authorities to publish their proposals and consult community bodies before disposing of or changing the use of common good assets. Part 9: Allotments: It requires local authorities to take reasonable steps to provide allotments if waiting lists exceed certain trigger points and strengthens the protection for allotments. Provisions allow allotments to be 250 square metres in size or a different size that is to be agreed between the person requesting an allotment and the local authority. The Act also requires fair rents to be set and allows tenants to sell surplus produce grown on an allotment (other than with a view to making a profit). There is a requirement for local authorities to develop a food growing strategy for their area, including identifying land that may be used as allotment sites and identifying other areas of land that could be used by a community for the cultivation of vegetables, fruit, herbs or flowers.
Includes polygon data for all sites allocated for housing since 2001 and some earlier. Data includes quantitative data on site capacity (in houses), site area, house completions by year and house completion projections by year.Site characteristics are also included i.e. whether site is on greenfield or brownfield land; likely tenure of housing; length of time site has been allocated for housing; likely developer; and site status (complete, effective, constrained or deleted). The data is a snapshot at 1st April of the dataset year
Argyll & Bute Council has adopted a Core Paths Plan for the Council area, to meet the requirements of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: It should be noted that there is a separate Core Paths Plan for those areas of Argyll that fall in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Core Paths Plan was adopted by the Council on 25 June 2015 following a Local Inquiry. Core Paths form the basic framework of paths, linking with other access provision. Any route across land or inland water can be a Core Path. The Core Paths Network as a whole should provide sufficient access opportunities for the full range of access takers, including walkers, cyclists and horse riders, of varying abilities. The network extends across the whole area with paths including trod paths across natural ground, farm and forest tracks as well as minor roads and footways beside public roads.
Fife Council town centre areas
Fife Council mapped access points into greenspace sites to provide a measure of accessibility of public greenspace provision to residents across Fife.
Fife Council mapped greenspace sites are vegetated land or water within or adjoining an urban settlement of significant area as to be usable by the public for recreational purposes. can be equivalently referred to as open spaces
To date Fife Council owns and maintains 174 car parks, 30 of which charge a parking fee. A total of 12,000 car parking spaces are presently provided for, and that inventory is continuously updated.We try to ensure that there are enough short-stay parking spaces, and quality Park and Ride facilities, to enable people to gain ready access to town centres.
Fife Council mapped green belt areas in which development is strictly controlled to manage the boundaries of urban settlements in the long term