Six websites are within the working for brand new Inverkeithing Excessive

A TOTAL of 16 websites have been thought-about for a substitute Inverkeithing Excessive.

Proposals which might convey three new excessive colleges are set to be mentioned subsequent Tuesday and schooling and youngsters providers committee convener, Councillor Fay Sinclair, stated council officers had been working to convey plans to the desk.

“The necessary a part of constructing a college, significantly such an enormous college – we’re speaking about 1,800 pupils – is discovering the fitting website,” she stated. “It isn’t essentially saying we are going to construct subsequent door.

“With Inverkeithing, there are challenges across the constructing, so primarily 16 websites have been checked out and it takes a little bit of time to undergo that and slender that down.

“There are 10 which have been discounted after which there are nonetheless six websites that are nonetheless being checked out.”

These websites are: subsequent to the present Inverkeithing HS; land north of the A921; Rosyth Waterfront; the Fleet Grounds in Rosyth; the HMS Caledonia website in Rosyth; and West Rosyth. 

Cllr Sinclair stated that the the inclusion of £119 million in Fife Council’s current finances for brand new colleges has meant proposals might progress – though funding from the Scottish Authorities continues to be required to convey these plans to fruition.

“Now we have needed to get that capital in place earlier than we all know what we will do,” she added. “Now that’s there, that strikes issues on considerably. Beforehand there was £50m placed on the desk. We clearly welcomed the inclusion of that £50m however that was a token quantity.

“The quantity that’s in there now could be a correct dedication and exhibits we’re shifting issues on and website choice for Inverkeithing Excessive and for Woodmill and St Columba’s and all that work is ongoing.”