Mossmorran Action Group fears communities are being frozen out of Fife Council’s review of the Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Community and Safety Liaison Committee
James Glen, chair of Mossmorran Action Group said:
“The Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Community and Safety Liaison Committee set up by Fife Council as part of the planning conditions for Mossmorran has not been fit for purpose for years.
Neglected by Fife Council, closed to the public, unrepresentative of neighbouring communities and amid a culture of gift-taking by the committee’s elected representatives from ExxonMobil, the Committee has notoriously ignored the extreme flaring and the widespread health and social impacts from Mossmorran in the last three years.
Fife Council’s Environment & Protective Services Committee agreed at the beginning of September to review the structure and terms of reference of the Liaison Committee.
Such a review must include the views of local residents suffering in the shadow of Mossmorran whom the Committee is supposed to serve. To this end, the Mossmorran Action Group made a formal Participation Request under the Community Empowerment Act to Fife Council on 22 September*.
Despite chasing this up with the officer responsible, we are extremely disappointed not to have had so much as an email acknowledgement to our application, and we have now complained directly to Steve Grimmond.
Communities have been left in the dark for too long over Mossmorran, and Fife council needs to pull its finger out.”