Community Council proposals for the burn in the Toll Park
The Community Council engaged a landscape architect, UrbanPioneers, to assess and come up with proposals to improve the amenity value and biodiversity potential at the Cot Burn, which runs along the north side of the Toll Park. (It's also known as the Toll Burn or the Toll Park Burn and runs into, or becomes, the Kirkton Burn west of the park once it's joined by other culverted burns from the west side of the Binn.)
The proposals are for the burn and its south bank, as we know the landowners here are Fife Council and, at the east end, the Toll Community Centre.
There is some funding set aside for this from Fife Council but, if we progress all the proposals, we'll need to apply to funders for additional funds.
So we'd like to hear the views of the community. Please read more about the issues, view the proposals and plans below. We'd be pleased if you would also complete the brief survey to add your views. Thank you!
Cot Burn historic extent map: The burn used to run from the east Binn near the current Golf Clubhouse but it is now culverted except along the north side of the Toll Park (where it is often called the Toll Burn). It is culverted under the Cowdenbeath road and is joined with other culverted burns from the west Binn to become the Kirkton Burn. The Kirkton Burn runs in the SUDS system by the "Alcan estate" and into the old seamill pond (tidal) and is piped out to sea by the breakwater west side of town.