Disabilities Fife, Scotland, UK

Fife Council`s Access Policy and Standards 2003

Access Policy and Standards 2003 page Access Policy and Standards 2003 page on toilets

I tried to see if there is an update to the 2003 version but the only thing I could find is:

Making Fife’s Places Planning Policy Guidance – buildings, green infrastructure, and streets [August 2015]


This document sets out Fife Council’s expectations for the design of development in Fife.

It explains the role of good design in creating successful places where people will want to live work and play through an integrated approach to buildings, spaces and movement.

This document covers:

All types of development except wind farms and minerals. This includes:

  • Proposals incorporating existing buildings/ townscape
  • Proposals affecting designations in the historic environment [listed buildings, Conservation Areas, Scheduled Ancient Monuments] including their 
  • Making Fife’s Places Planning Policy Guidance – buildings, green infrastructure, and streets [August 2015] Image of a pagesettings · Proposals affecting designated nature conservation sites · Proposals for locations in the countryside, edge of settlement and within settlements

This document is intended to be used by:

  • Designers and investors preparing planning applications for new development;
  • Fife Council officers [Development Management and others] and elected members who take decisions on planning applications; and
  • Communities in Fife

This document replaces:

  • Green Infrastructure SPG
  • Fife Masterplans Handbook
  • Creating a Better Fife: Fife Urban Design Guide
  • Fife Sustainability Checklist · Public Art SPG
  • Fife Council Transportation Development Guidelines Supplementary Designing Streets Guidance

Status of this document: This document is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

Once the Local Development Plan – FIFEplan is adopted this document will be finalised taking into account any changes that may result from the Local Development Plan examination. The document will then be submitted to Scottish Ministers before becoming statutory Supplementary Guidance as part of the Development Plan.

 

 

The below information is from https://walkingonair.org.uk/ 

If you are disabled and really want wings, come and try an Air Experience flight in our two seat dual hand controlled training glider at Portmoak Airfield, near Kinross in Fife, Scotland some 25 miles from Edinburgh.

We operate from the Scottish Gliding Union, which is the largest gliding club in Scotland and the third largest in the UK. The local scenery is superb, with marvellous views from the air of local Loch Leven and the Lomond hills. Continue reading

Three PC Laptops donated by Rimini to Disabilities FifeAt 2pm on Monday 29th July, Employees from Rimini Street Support and Rimini Street Foundation presented Disabilities Fife  with three much needed refurbished laptop computers.

This is part of Rimini’s charity work in the UK and USA.

Chair of Disabilities Fife Charles Litster said “Our computers at the moment are badly in need of a replacement.  Therefore,  as a result we will be able to operate more effectively meeting the needs of members, general public, and Fife Council”,

Charles added “It will greatly assist with our Access Panel work when we are on site looking at Access issues”

“Therefore we give the Rimini Street Foundation a big thank you”

Shared surface streets (sometimes called a level surface) are where the road and pavement are built at the same level, removing the kerb so that cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians share the same surface. In some cases, controlled crossings (pelican crossings) are also removed.


Shared surface streets are dangerous for people with a vision impairment, who rely upon the presence of the kerb to know they are on the pavement and not in the road.

The shared surface concept is intended to be a way to provide:

  • an attractive street environment with slower traffic
  • less street clutter
  • a people friendly space

Guide Dogs has been campaigning against the use of shared surface streets as part of our Streets Ahead campaign, supported by organisations representing disabled people across the disability sector, older people and other groups.

For more information go to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association website

Wheelchair Loan Depot at St Andrews Community Hospital

The service is there to provide a short term loan to people who are returning home early from hospital, to enable people to stay at home during an illness or even to assist with mobility whilst on holiday.  They also provide temporary help to those waiting for long-term equipment from health or social services. Continue reading