The Core Paths aim to satisfy the basic needs of local people and visitors for general access and recreation. They comprise a mixture of existing and some new paths. The Core Paths cater for all types of users - walkers, cyclists, horse riders, people with disabilities, and are a key part of outdoor access provision. The Fife Core Path Network is shown as lines, covering the whole of Fife, on the approved Core Path Plan as defined by a public consultation and public inquiry, as mandated by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 that placesm,on the local authority, the duty to draw up a plan for a system of paths ('core paths') sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area'. These 'core paths' systems will be available for recreation and everyday journeys by local people and visitors, providing opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and other activities for all ages and abilities.
The non-denominational primary school catchment areas in Fife, each of which is associated with one non-denominational primary school and used as a catchment area for enrolment at the school.
Dataset provides details of the location and extents of Fife Community Council boundaries. Community Councils were created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The Act required local authorities to introduce Community Council schemes for their area outlining various arrangements including elections, meetings, boundaries, and finance.\\nFife Council consults with Community Councils on issues affecting the local community.These issues depend to a large extent on what is important to each community, inclusive of planning applications and the Community Planning process.
Dataset provides details of the location and description of Common Good land from the Financial Records passed to the Council from the former Burghs and District Councils. The extent of the land is indicative due to the vague description in the titles on which it is based.
Dataset provides details of areas where the scenery is highly valued locally and designated to ensure that the landscape is not damaged by inappropriate development. The designations raise awareness of the landscape qualities that make the particular areas distinctive, and have associated policies to safeguard their valued features. They aim to promote understanding of the distinctive character and special qualities of the landscape, ensuring that there is careful consideration of development and the impacts that may result on that landscape, while supporting positive change and opportunities for enjoyment, maintenance and enhancement of the distinctive character.
Dataset provides details of the location and description of development (take-up) of employment land as allocated in adopted local plans for the audit period August 1st(year) to 31stJuly (year). This also includes windfall sites which are employment sites which come through the planning system and are not allocated in an adopted local plan.
A conservation area is an area of architectural or historic value, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. Conservation areas usually feature buildings of high architectural value. The designation is based not only on these buildings but also the overall character of an area, taking into account the layout of buildings and open spaces such as squares, private gardens, parks and designed landscapes. As well as appearance, the present and historic uses of the area are also important.
Dataset provides details of the location and description of vacant and or derelict land. This is previously developed land that is available for redevelopment. There would normally be a physical constraint caused by its previous use that hampers its redevelopment or naturalisation.
The non-denominational secondary school catchment areas dataset shows all areas of land in Fife, displayed within irregularly shaped boundaries, each of which is associated with one non-denominational secondary school and used as a catchment area for enrolment at the school.
The denominational (Roman Catholic) primary school catchment areas dataset shows all areas of land in Fife, displayed within irregularly shaped boundaries, each of which is associated with one denominational primary school and used as a catchment area for enrolment at the school.