Location: Bawbee Bridge, Leven
Client: Planning Aid Scotland for Fife Council
Programme: Completed 2013
The Levenmouth Charrette was run by Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) as part of their Charretteplus model of community engagement. PAS received funding from the Scottish Government to run this pilot project.
Eugene Mullan, a member of the PAS Board and a PAS Associate, worked with Nick Wright Associates to lead the preparation, delivery and reporting of the three-day Charrette. 15 PAS volunteers with a range of professional skills helped facilitate the event. Approximately 60 members of the public attended the Charrette with many returning for subsequent workshop and presentation sessions.
A principle of a Charrette is to design and draw proposals as the event proceeds, these are discussed in a series of feedback loops that refine and improve the proposals.
The location of the study was the Bawbee Bridge Area situated at the mouth of the River Leven. The proposals included a strategic layout of connections within the area and addressed three particular aspects, the Bridge Street connection to the original High Street, the Leven Valley Walkway and a proposal for a Town Park adjacent to the leisure centre.