Dunfermline City Centre Masterplan - Streetscape Consultation Appendix 1, Consultation Feedback Summary of Feedback Total number of responses received: 84 From these, the following information was obtained: 88% of respondents think that Dunfermline City Centre would benefit from continued investment. 75% of respondents think that the pedestrian area should be the highest priority for improvement. 53% think that other areas of the city centre should be included in Phase 1 if funding can be secured. 66% of respondents think that pedestrian access will be improved if traffic through the pedestrian zone is restricted to one-way. 67% of respondents would like to see a city centre shuttle bus service. 45% of respondents said they would use a city centre shuttle bus service. 82% think it would be better if there were no disabled car traffic and delivery vehicles in the pedestrian zone during the day. 37% think that having a shuttle bus service and easily accessible parking around the High street would make a big difference; whilst 33% said it would make little difference and 30% said it would make no difference at all. 54% of respondents think that public art is a worthwhile investment for Dunfermline. 86% of respondents live in Dunfermline or south-west Fife. 93% said they regularly visit Dunfermline for shopping, work, etc. 20% of respondents stated that they or someone in their household holds a blue disabled parking badge. 49% of respondents were male; whilst 51% were female. The majority (47%) of respondents were aged between 45-64yrs; 34% were aged 25- 44; and 12% were aged 24yrs or younger. Full responses Analysing Question Do you think that Dunfermline city centre would benefit from continued investment in its streetscape? Responses : 68 Yes 59 86.76% Yes : 86.8% No 9 13.24% No : 13.2% Analysing Question Do you think that the pedestrian area should be our highest priority for improvement? Responses : 69 Yes 49 71.01% Yes : 71.0% No 20 28.99% No : 29.0% Analysing Question If no, please tell us what you think should be our highest priority Responses : 18 City carparks/park-and-ride parks, so that we can access the high street and Kingsgate easily. General Aesthetic appeal of the streets and improvement of shops/cafes/pubs etc... Has to be combined with improved traffic flow and parking, development of buildings, etc. Should be a package. I feel that the idea of a pedestrian area has become dated, possibly a neater one way car system would be more appropriate this would mean that in times of darkness and colder weather when less shoppers are out the high street feels much safer as people know someone may drive by, I feel that if the pedestrian area is kept it wont be improving dunfermline in any way at all it will simply be continuing the mirrored effect it currently has with the likes of kirkcaldy, perth and stirling, can dunfermline not try and break the mould and try something new' What might work is a new one way system from the foot of the high street at the city chambers to east port or onto douglas street' I think the main area is fine but the other parts of the centre don't have much to offer so I think they should be the focus of new investment with a view to encouraging more new businnesses to open and so increase the overall size of the city centre. I think it tends to be just shopping centre and high street so others streets should be priority for new money and then you might get new shops, restaurants etc. there as well. Improved parking and attracting new shops to the town to encourage shoppers to use the centre of the town rather than travel to the Gyle Centre or further afield. improved shopping facilities and try and limit number of empty retail units by enticing new traders into Dunfermline town centre It's had enough done to it already Making safe current all paths and disabled access. Current paths and roadf surfaces in and around the town are poor and in need of repair. Other areas that you want to pedestrianise so that is in place for the disabled, locals, visitors & train. It will also help smarten more of the town and make it link. The Randolph are is long overdue and it would look good as shown in the plan with shops, cafes, restaurants from bus station down to the High Street it could incorporate the area vacabt on the wynd ne Giacomo Other City Centre areas - e.g.Bridge Street, Bruce Street Randolph Square/Queen Anne street - creation of square and civic space regeneration of 'side' streets bus station to high street revamp Removing underage drinking the bus station it is a cold and dirty dump the only place i know you can get wet a freeze 2 death wating 4 a bus and no were 2 get a hot drink after 6oclock'' The road surfaces should not be the highest priority. Improving the actual outsidfe of the shops and buildings in the high street would be a better idea, along with more hanging baskets etc. The entrance to the glen and the streets leading to it need radically improved. The high st also needs to look to other cities such as Perth for ideas on how a properly pedestrianised area should be operated. whole of city centre Yes I do think it should be a priority, but the pedestrian area should be pedestrian, no cars at any time. Analysing Question Do you think that other areas of the city centre should be included in Phase 1 if funding can be secured? Responses : 65 Yes 33 50.77% Yes : 50.8% No 32 49.23% No : 49.2% Analysing Question If yes, then please tell us which streets or areas you think should be included Responses : 27 1 Key pedestrian routes within and giving access to the city centre, to ease access and provide a more comfortable urban pedestrian experience 2 The heritage quarter, as an aid to tourism all of them mentioned in the plan. I think the high street and shopping centre are fine and should not receive the biggest allocation of funds. area in front of the bus station Bruce street and bridge street. Possibly also New Row. Bus station area and adjacent streets Canmore Street. Carnegie Drive is a main thoroughfare and sets a dreadful example of our town. Carnegie Hall, Viewfield Square Chalmers Street carpark as it is the approach to tourist attraction St. Margaret's Cave. Toilet facilities should be a part of this. Cracked and broken pavements all over the town, brocken blocks in the road in Guildhall Street, Abbot House area. Post office to Bus stance area. East port and James street all the way down past the glen gates including Bridge Street. Possibly also including St Margaret St to link up round Monastery Street and St Catherine's Wynd East Port Street, Guildhall Street and New Row down to the Alhambra Theatre (as a minimum). Then Bridge Street and Chalmers Street. East Port, the New Row, The Maygate,, Bridge St, Bruce St heritage part of city. Bruce Street, Bridge Street and Chalmers Street. I think there could be so much more done with Bridge Street. It is very tired, dated and and dull looking. Its a shame as its sandwiched between lovely structures - the City Chambers and the Glen gates. It would be lovely to have a traditional look to the buildings and shop fronts to complement the chambers/gates. Not a great way to put a question when we can't see the background material without navigating out of the questionnaire. Pedestrian zone should be extended. I also think all cars should be banned from the town centre between the hours 8am-5pm. There are constantly cars driving through, I don't care weather they are disabled or not IT'S A PEDESTRIAN ZONE!!!! Phase 5 should be carried out at the same time, thus completing the City Centre Area. Queen Anne Street Queen Anne Street and the bus station (which already looks cheap and two decades old!) Randolph square, Queen Anne Street Randolph Square/Queen Anne street - creation of square and civic space Relocate the car parking from the Bridge Street Car Park to North of the Glen Bridge, to free the site for flagship retail development with linkages to the new Tesco, Bruce Street, High Street and the Glen Gates. The area around Abbot House, the road along to the Alhambra and up the New row from there. The botton end of the high street past the town clock is hprrid and dull, this should be a priority area in Phase 1. The New Row leading to the Alhambra Theatre. This is now a popular venue yet the public realm around it is disappointing with cracked concrete pavements and ugly raised beds. The planned disabled parking bays do not seem many when you consider the curent traffic in the town. Must ensure that there is room on pavement for wheel chairs to be assembled etc; and the train is put in place at the same time as the change over. The train should also link in the railway station, as it is not near the town centre and it is a steep climb up with unsuitable pathways. It could be timed in with the train arriving at the station from Edinburgh as Primark has generated much interest. Analysing Question Do you think that pedestrian access will be improved if traffic through the pedestrian zone is restricted to one way? Responses : 68 Yes 45 66.18% Yes : 66.2% No 23 33.82% No : 33.8% Analysing Question Would you like to see a city centre shuttle bus service? Responses : 68 Yes 45 66.18% Yes : 66.2% No 23 33.82% No : 33.8% Analysing Question Would you use a city centre shuttle bus service? Responses : 69 Yes 31 44.93% Yes : 44.9% No 38 55.07% No : 55.1% Analysing Question Do you think it would be better if there was no disabled car traffic and delivery vehicles in the pedestrian zone during the day? Responses : 69 Yes 56 81.16% Yes : 81.2% No 13 18.84% No : 18.8% Analysing Question How much difference would it make to you to have a shuttle bus and easily accessible parking around the High Street? Responses : 69 A big difference 21 30.43% A big difference : 30.4% A little difference 26 37.68% A little difference : 37.7% No difference 22 31.88% No difference : 31.9% Analysing Question If you have any other comments or suggestions relating to traffic or accessibility in Dunfermline city centre please share them with us here. Responses : 38 1 The pedstrian experience will be improved if traffic through the area comes from one direction. It will not in itself "improve pedestrian access", as your question states 2 A city centre shuttle bus, on the route suggested in the report is unacceptable. It only provides for limited access around the city centre. A service should aid accessibility for all and linkthe following: the park and ride; bus station; train station; heritage quarter; carnegie birthplace; Pittencrieff and public parks; carnegie retail park; swimming baths and linking to all car parks for disabled people 1. Far too many cars using the High street, they drive down way to fast and pedestrians have to jump out of the way... 2.Queen Anne Street has too many taxis, during the day they are lined all along the street and move for no one. This is a main street to and from the bus station and should be one of the first to be regenerated. A big difference if shuttle bus only, the centre should be completely pedestrian except for the shuttle bus. A one way only system would be a big improvement but there really is far too much traffic considering this is supposed to be a pedestrian area. A Park and Ride option would be better than a shuttle bus. Although I think this is a good idea there is absolutely no way you will manager to secure funding for this. an electric bus shuttle service,sorry but are you all mad, point one, it is silent and a mother with children who are regularly nearly hit, by disabled drivers, people abusing the system or delivery lorriesthis seems like lunacy. point two, there is bus station in the city center. point three .edinburgh's multi million over spend tram fiasco.! As a chartered town planner born in Dunfermline, I strongly welcome the Council's view that pedestrianisation would increase the vitality and viability of Dunfermline city centre. However, the proposal for a Civic Square opposite the Bus Station is completely inappropriate for the City and will have a negative visual impact on the City's skyline and upon the High Street and the listed City Chambers in particular. The Civic Square will be poorly linked to the High Street and will overdominate the buildings on the High Street. The Civic Square will not attract 'quality retail' as a secondary shopping area without a major retail 'anchor' and it will end up as a poorly-linked open area with a limited offer (fast food and bookmakers), as a locus for antisocial behaviour. An alternate scenario would be to free up the Bridge Street car park by relocating car parking North of the Glen Bridge, alongside the new Tesco store. The Bridge Street site could accommodate a sizeable 'flagship' ret As an active person I would choose to walk around town, but a service for those less able is a good idea As well as restricting delivery times, articulated/large delivery vehicles should be banned all together. Disabled drivers seem to think they can park wherever they like, no matter what obstructions they cause. Parking should be barred completely on double yellow lines and traffic wardens should be more active in ensuring free-flow traffic. Definately need to reduce traffic along the High Street/Douglas Street as it is always busy with cars travelling along it and parked along it. However, there is a problem with it being a hilly town centre for disabled, and elderly people. Not certain the town is big enough to warrant a shuttle bus, though it would definiately be need and to be frequent with sufficient, space, apparatus to facilitate pick up of the disabled so they don't get cold waiting around. They will be severly inconvenienced firstly getting out of the car then havinf to get out of wheelchair to get on the bus or will it be a lower platform job accomodating several chairs' disabled drivers should be allowed onto high street at non peak times and speed restricted to 5mph,bucket lorries should be off the steet by 9am as well as deliveries,the fife bus service should have a pick up point outside the old job centre Dunfermline centre is small and easy to get around. I appreciate that there are those in Dunfermline with mobility issues that may benefit from a shuttle service, a better alternative would be to have a mobility scooter service if there is a high demand/need. Fully support proposals - so important to reduce parking and make the street safer for pedestrians. Given the hilly nature of the side streets leading to and from the High Street I think it is important to retain disabled parking facilities on the High Street. It is be very difficult, for example, to push a wheelchair from Carnegie Drive car park to the High Street. In your own words "Dunfermline Centre is relatively compact and easy to navigate" so why encourage laziness by spending money on a shuttle bus. Pedestrians need to be encouraged to go into shops to keep the trade local, by providing a shuttle bus people will bypass some of the shops. it seems to defeat the purpose! By providing adequate disabled parking and the shop mobility scheme I fail to see why there needs to be access into the PEDESTRIANISED area for vehicles, some disabled people are also lazy. It would be good to pedestrianise Chalmbers Street. It's very difficult to find the masterplan on the Council site and the artists impressions should be clickable to show larger versions. Many disabled or elderly people are unable to shop in Bridge Street or visit the Glen, or other 'outlying' areas due to lack of public transport. more parking would be a bonus and I think that free or very cheap parking is a must. we think the city centre is lovely but a little small so whatever can be done to increase its size and diversity would be great. More short-term car parks/parking, with reasonable rates. More and more local people are going to Livingston or the Gyle, where parking is free and there are no time limit restrictions. We need to encourage all Dunfermline residents to shop in OUR local town, as well as encouraging people from Alloa/Sirling, Perth, Kirkaldy etc., etc to come through to Dunfermline. The Bus station has been improved, so we need to improve parking facilities in Dunfermline - especially with more park-and-ride facilities (even if this was only used for weekend shoppers) No buses come up past the library this is bad for Dunfermline is all about hills and access to the bottom part of the HIgh Street is needed. James Street, for some reason the buses have stopped almost going there, this is bad for people and businesses it is now a deserted area. East Port during the bad weather was crowed with people waiting for buses it proved dangerous ont he south side of the street people waiting for buses and trying to get money out of banks. Smaller buses could help go round routes double deckers are out always empty. no parking on high st will make a big difference you go up on a sunday and you cannot move 4 blue badge holders who think it is there right 2 park where they like no disrespect 2 disabled people but some of them do take it 2 extrems Please see my answer to question 1, in addition to this i feel that the dotto train would be a complete waste of money, money that could be better spent being saved for the City Chambers Car Park Project. Please split pedestrian traffice from delivery vehicles. Yes to disabled traffic during the day but not delivery traffic. Rip up the expensive & costly to maintain Slabbing/Monoblocking and replace it with Coloured/textured Tarmac. This would decrease the costly repairs/maintenance currently being carried out on the slabbing. Until there is no heavy vehicle access to the high street slabbs are not a realistic option The centre is small, so I can't see why it would require a shuttle bus. There are plenty central car parks, everything is in walking distance. Keep the high street for pedestrians only. The high street is a nightmare to walk down, especially with young children. To call it a pedestrainised area is a joke, and something needs to be done about the high volume of traffic in the area as it ruins any potential of an enjoyable shopping experience. There is ample parking in Dunfermline,however some of the car parks do need to be upgraded. The Shuttle Bus running from The High Street must pass the Bus Station and Train Station to encourage tourists and shoppers from other parts of Fife, Edinburgh and the Lothians The shuttle bus should take in the Railway Station and the proposed Tesco development in Carnegie Drive. If this is not available, shoppers will go to Tesco and no further. There is a need for 'Long Term Parking' on the route of the shuttle bus. there is no point having a pedestrian High Street is you have to constantly worry about cars/vans revving engines behind you to get out of their way. Often seems that there are more cars parked on high street than in car parks. There's a real problem with traffic in what is supposed to be a pedestrian zone This should have been happening ten years ago when the Eastern expansion was already established and the population of the city was beginning to grow steadily. traffic at the bottom of Townhill Road is delayed in Holyrood place as traffic turning into Appin Crescent has to share a lane with traffic heading for the East port until the road widens from 2 to 3 lanes. This road could be made wider We are the Salvation Army Charity Shop and rely heavily on donations from the public which often means a vehicle coming down the High Street, will the proposals affect this' when the new bus station was being built the shuttle bus from the car park was a huge asset to many people and I shopped more in the town centre when it was available i can count on one hand how many times i have been since it stopped Zero traffic should be permitted on High Street at all, and billiards should be implemented to all access points to the high street to stop anyone trying it. Analysing Question Do you think that public art is a worthwhile investment for Dunfermline? Responses : 68 Yes 37 54.41% Yes : 54.4% No 16 23.53% No : 23.5% Not sure 15 22.06% Not sure : 22.1% Analysing Question Do you live in Dunfermline or south-west Fife? Responses : 69 Yes 59 85.51% Yes : 85.5% No 10 14.49% No : 14.5% Analysing Question Do you regularly visit Dunfermline for shopping, work or any other reason? Responses : 69 Yes 64 92.75% Yes : 92.8% No 5 7.25% No : 7.2% Analysing Question Do you or does someone in your household hold a blue disabled parking badge? Responses : 69 Yes 12 17.39% Yes : 17.4% No 57 82.61% No : 82.6% Analysing Question Are you male or female? Responses : 69 Male 33 47.83% Male : 47.8% Female 36 52.17% Female : 52.2% Analysing Question Age range Responses : 68 0-24 10 14.71% 0-24 : 14.7% 25-44 26 38.24% 25-44 : 38.2% 45-64 29 42.65% 65-74 1 1.47% 45-64 : 42.6% 75+ 2 2.94% 65-74 : 1.5% 75+ : 2.9% Analysing Question Please tell us what you like and dislike about Dunfermline city centre Responses : 51 Dislike -lack of colour ie flowers beds, hanging baskets more seats at the bottom end of the high street not enough family run specialist shops Like - The Glen being at the bottom of the high street All the shops are in the Kingsgate and the rest of the town centre looks tired and jaded. Too many charity shops Although I live close to the centre I rarely visit it because shopping is not a major interest in my life and I rarely need the kinds of goods that are sold in Dunfermline. I am mainly walking through it to get to another part of town. I like the landscaped area that was created after the Co- op building was demolished. As I have mobility problems, I am unable to access some shops as they are too far from the bus station. Cars should be banned from going down the high street, we can walk down kirkcaldy high street and not worry about them...why not Dunfermline' Taxis should be limited in numbers in Queen Anne street and not take over the whole road... Dirty, unkept, trees on buildings, no mainenance of any damage done to pavements roads, windows takes forever. No banners up when they should be flowers are always half dead on display except when put up at Pink Strings etc. Broken walls and steps not repaired masonary lying around buckets in streets Kirkgate smells bad black bags waiting to be lifted bins not emptyed. Boarded up buildings everywhere cross from Post Office, Pilmuir Street, Abbot Street etc. Street Signs no signs for Station, signs dirty, faded or can't see them for trees. No parking, costs the earth, Glenrothes does not pay. disabled cars blocking the high street Dislike : Mismatched/ugly street paving on the high street and surrounds, Delapadaed shop fronts, an empty kingsgate expansion, terrible BLUE street lights, billiards, bins and seats (WHY BLUE!' - ugliest things ever!) and abandoned old buildings on the high street. ALSO the terrible christmas lights of the high street.... id rather have none than those ugly old things - even a net of white lights would be cheaper and would look classy. Like : Modernised shop-fronts such as primark, 3, O2 etc..... DISLIKE ease with which cars invade the pedestrian areas in the evening without hindrance. Dislike empty shops in the Kingsgate. The empty space of the old co-op, The empty building on the corner of the High Street and Guidhall Street (town centre nr cross). The East Port needs regenerating at far end old cinema etc:Like the Abbey, Palace, Pittencrief Park, views from the High Street to Bridges. don't like the state of the buildings and the volume of traffic Dslike: dead zone from 5pm and 10pm. constant battle with cars/vans on high street lack of place for decent lunch car parks all over place and price variations Like varied shops Dunfermline has a very nice but would benefit from more local produce/locally owned businesses. Money should be spent on encouraging more small business operators. I don't like empty buildings, council should do something about this.Pigants there are to many of them in town centre. I hate the way it looks very old and run down. I like Dunfermline City Centre's character such as Dunfermline Abbey, Palace, Abbot House and would like Fife Council to highlight the profile of historical Dunfermline to encourage more tourists into the town centre I like that it is compact I dislike all the traffic I like the accesability of city-centre facilities in a relatively small area. I dislike vehicle drivers' disregard for pedestrians in what is a pedestrian area. I like the idea of the stone circle acting as a civic square of sorts outside the Glen Gates (Louise Carnegie Memorial Gates). I don't like traffic coming around that tight bend outside the City Chambers. I like the local shops but am disgusted at the way it has been allowed to be so run down. The extended shopping centre is a great improvement but the High Street, Bruce Street, Bridge St and the Maygate are disappointingly run down. I regularly drive along Carnegie Drive and am so saddened to see the state of many of the shops and the old factories etc - this gives such a poor impression of our town. The car park at B&Q shopping area should be more accessible for the Kingsgate which would encourage occupancy of the units which have been empty for years now. There is a lack of grass cutting/ weed pulling in the growing season on Carnegie Drive and around the roundabout near the train station - these are main entrances to our town centre. I like the stone circle which acts as a civic square of sorts at the Glen Gates (Lousie Carnegie Memorial Gates) off Chambers Street. I do not like traffic passing around that tight bend outside the city chambers, it is just not very safe. It's boring it's quite nice to look at and has a nice range of shops but this could be better and a few more restaurants would be nice for example. it's small compared to some other centres but if it could be tastefully expanded i.e. new developments in keeping with current architecture then that would be nice. the park is brilliant. Its the best Small Town center i have visted. It needs to become more of a rival to Edinburgh with more Pubs/Bars Resturants and high end Retail. Fast Food Chains should also be inivted back into the High Street and Kings Gate. Since the Burger King was shut Mc Donals has had manopoly over the city center for low priced fast food. Like 1 Its compactness with ready access to heritage, retail and leisure facilities/areas 2 good accessibility by bus transport 3 good townscape 4 improving shopping and other facilities Dislike 1 traffic domination of all streets 2 traffic in the pedestrianised area making life difficult for pedestrians and particularly those with prams and children 3 poor quality of pedestrian routes and standard of pavement in and on routes from car parks and from areas outside but adjacent to the city centre 4 chewing gum on pavements 5 poor quality facilities for pedestrians to cross streets, particularly at High Street Bruce Street corner and at the top of New Row Like - historical feel to town. good shops. Dislikes - not enough done to promote the city's shopping, history etc. Lots of empty shops (are the rates too high') Again needing more encouragement for shopkeepers to come to Dunfermline Like - Kingsgate extension, new bus station, new car park, City Chambers, Glen, Abbey, Maygate area in general is lovely, Public park, Debenhams Dislike - unoccupied shops, Andrew Erskine church (so much potential for use), Old Thompson's building, Bridge Street un-inspiring, lack of pedestrian crossing from Kingsate (the court end) towards B&Q - accident waiting to happen. Like - The fact there is places to go before and after Dunfermline Athletic home games. Dislike - The streets are very busy and sometimes overcrowded. Like - the increase in shops that the centre has begun to offer. dislike - the amount of cars in the high street. smokers gathering outside the entrance to the centre. does not feel family friendly. distance between train station and bus station. Price of parking. Like: Everything is close together, plenty of parking if required. Central bus station. Dislike: Looks a bit drab and dated in places, empty shop units, uneven pavements, cars in supposed pedestrian areas, would like more shops to stop people travelling to Edinburgh etc. Like: Lots of cafes, Abbot House, Kingsgate and easy access to Dunfermline Abbey and the Glen. Dislike: Too much traffic in a pedestrian area. Cars parking on double yellow lines. Too many charity shops and too many closed down shops and too much litter. LIKE: historic street pattern and historic buildings; green spaces DISLIKE: poor quality materials Little parking Maygate, Heritage Quarter redevelopment, walk way from Monastery Street to Kirkgate is uplifting, the peacocks, Pittencrieff Park/Carnegie House redevelopment. I like the view looking down the High Street, Bridge Street to Glen Gates. I like being able to walk into a beautiful park from the town centre. Overall Dunfermline has the makings of a very good town centre. Unfortunately it's let down by its public realm. As well as the High Street, Bridge Street and Bruce St also require addressed as these have some abandoned/run down buildings which ruin the entrance to the Glen. Public art should be carried out in consultation with local artists rather. Vacant units should again be used to promote the work of local artists. Poor parking - and the narrow streets clog easily when it is busy or bad weather. There are too many retail units which have become charity shops, suggesting little is done to drawn in new traders - Bridge Street in particular faces dereliction if action is not taken to attract new retailers. The area is particularly important because of its proximity to the Glen - always a draw for visitors and tourists. Proximity of Pittencrieff Park to shopping area makes it possible to combine shopping and time in the park with the children. Hate the fact the carnegie trust building doesn't open its car park at weekends to allow the public to more easily enjoy the pleasures of the park (surely carnegie's original aim'!). Too many vehicles in high street, and they take little consideration. Too many cash generator type businesses. Don't like the stalls in the middle of the thoroughfare of the kingsgate either. shopping in town is terrible i never do i go 2 glasgow have done 4 years better class of shoping and not full of charity shops shoe and card shops we are over run with them Street clutter. substandard materials used for road and pavement surfaces. Empty shops and buildings Poor looking shop fronts componded by the number of charity shops which have poorly laid out shop windows. Disabled parking in the perdestrian area (designated area outwith the high street would be preferable. Requires more quality shops. Lack of a good museum/art gallery. If I was a tourist as it stands I would be very disappointed. The green space south of the bus station is poorly designed and is an open space that has no interesting features. It could be the site for displaying public art. for the residents of Dunfermline and visitors. Dunfermline has potential fro drawing in tourists as it is close to Edinburgh but it needs facilties and needs to be attractive for those to make the decison to visit the town. The City Centre as it is at the moment is very out dated, i feel that the centre does not take risks as it should for its calculated risks that will inturn bring more tourists to the town centre more shoppers and in turn retailers with overall will create a better economy for the town centre. Plus there should be a greater push to get more retailers into the high street is self. The City is wonderful, central to the history of Scotland, with unique historic buildings and the unparalleled environment of Pittencrieff Park. Pedestrianisation would help the City and the run- down western High Street, but please don't ruin the built heritage of Dunfermline with an inappropriate 'Civic Square' parachuted in from Edinburgh Bus Station. Make the most of what is there already, in particular the potential offered by the Bridge Street Car Park. The extension of the Kingsgate has revitalised the town. A temporary method of signs for shops nearer the Glen Gates to encourage shoppers to head down from the Kingsgate would be good until something more permenant is put in place. the homeless hostel right in the center, means when i go to the new debenham's nearly alway's people hanging about outside doors smoking talking about james bank or going to court from james bank. more druggies,alcoholics hanging about in city center area's don't want my son's seeing that during day time disgusting. The lack of big name shops. (I dislike that) the parking costs at the multi storey makes you want to rush in and out as quick as possible so I find myself going to the shop that I need to them straight back out again. don't find the time to browse or buy anywhere else. There are several streets, i.e the bottom of the town (towards the glen gates) that look tacky, empty and unloved. There is not a big enough variety of shops so it is easier to buy items online There are too many pubs and no places for older people to go out in the evenings The bus station is awful and access to it from Queen Anne street not safe. I like the pedestrian area but would prefer to have no cars in it There should be no access to large delivery lorries to the High Street area. Provision shold be made outwith the city centre for transfer of goods to smaller delivery vehicles. Too many cars on high street and too many closed retail pemises too many vans etc in "pedestrian"area.uneven road surfaces,cobbles and paving that is slippy when wet.street advert boards that block roadways.excess litter. nighttime has traffic in places it shouldnt be,more litter and people ignoring signs,byelaws and generally making life uncomfortable for normal folk.too many pubs Analysing Question If you have any other comments or suggestions about the Dunfermline Public Realm Masterplan please share them with us here. Responses : 26 1 I strongly support the development of the former Randolph Street area, and including pedestrian squares off Queen Anne Street but also off High Street 2 The Public Realm Masterplan is deficient, in that it does not take into account, or even mention the green spaces in the city centre, e.g. Maygate, at Carnegie Hall. These and a number of others are an integral part of the public space in the city centre and all need work carried out on them to be fit for good pedstrian purpose 3 The funding for the different stages/elements of the projectshould be evaluated in terms of social and economic spin-offs and with clear reference to pedestrian priorities A simple shop frontage scheme (i.e a grant to improve shop signage and utilise empty shop fronts for local art work even from schools) would assist in improving the appearance. Everyone seems to ignore the Public Park. Its wasted apart from being used by dog owners. Have not seen plan yet I am looking forward to the opening of the new musuem and art gallery. I believe it would be a good idea to improve access to the Glen Gates (Louise Carnegie Memorial Gates) from the High Street. This should involve the pedestrianising of Chambers Street and part of Bridge Street (to as far as the entrance/exit of the Bridge Street car park). This would enhance the stone circle outside the gates becoming a proper civic square within the city centre. I would also look at the area around Dunfermline Abbey. I always feel when i cross the zebra crossing on Kirkgate that there is usually constant traffic coming along the Maygate. Part of the Maygate from the Carnegie library to the junction with Kirkgate and area around the city chambers should be pedestrianised. My final point would be to improve access between the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum on the southern edge of the city centre to the main city centre. Current pedestrian access to the museum via the Glen is poor and with the recent weather, virtually impossible! I believe it would be a good idea to improve access to/and from the Glen Gates (Louise Carnegie Memorial Gates) by pedestrianising Chambers Street and pedestrianising part of Bridge Street (to as far as the entrance/exit of the Bridge Street car park). This would benefit and enhance the stone circle outside the gates as a civic square within the city centre. The improved access would also encourage, for example, more parents with small children to come into the park from the High Street. You also need to look at the area around Dunfermline Abbey. Even though there is a zebra crossing on the Maygate, traffic coming along the Maygate seems to think it has the priority over the pedestrian. I would seriously look at pedestrianising the Maygate from the Carnegie library to the zebra crossing and also to remove traffic from having pass around that tight bend outside the city chambers. My final point would be to improve access between the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum on the southern ed I hope that it is realised that if the ex Co-op gap site is redeveloped a major archaeological dig will be needed first. In the recent Burgh Survey this was identified as the heart of the original burgh, dating back probably to the 12th century. There is copious documentary evidence of the buildings on this site from the 16th century onwards. The 'Heritage Quarter' comprises much more than just the area around the Abbey. Much of Dunfermline's heritage is still underground and to wantonly destroy it unexplored would be a major act of vandalism. I cannot sufficiently stress the importance of this. I note that bars are mentioned as one element of the redevelopment of this site. The last thing Dunfermline needs is yet more bars - there are already far too many as it is. If we are to have public art imposed upon us can I put in a strong plea for a public consultation first so that we who have to look at it are not faced with the hideous and incomprehensible concrete expressions of the twis I truly hope this goes ahead, it would be dissapointing if not as Dunfermline should be leading the way forward for other small cities & towns instead of seemingly being forgotten about. My Mum still goes on about how people used to come from all over to shop in Dunfermline and now most people end up in Perth/Stirling etc i would really like to see the high st full of varied shops again and busy with shoppers but people have only a certain amount of money to spend each week and i think they will be drawn to the new tesco and goodness knows what the roads will be like then around town the're bad enough now It all sounds very exciting, but we need better eating facilities rather than just fast foods, I would love to see a cafe culture develop and the ability to have a drink at an outside table, which at present you cannot do on a nice day public art is a nice idea but that could be horrible as well. public art is waste of the little money that will be given ,dedicated police patrols in and around high street Regeneration is essential and well overdue. Renewal of the floodlighting systems on the public buildings and the Dunfermline Abbey is essential. Funding must be secured for future maintenance and running costs. Tourist Signage as used in St Hellier, Jersey should be investigated. Correct spelling of Abbot Street would give more confidence in the interests of the consultants. Rennovate old buildings such as the corner one across from Vodafone, and adapt them for retial use to try and attract shops like H&M to open a high street store. Shopping is generaly poor. I love the idea of public art and other attractive features. The lack of big name shops. There needs to be more shops like H&M, HMV (permanent), Zara, Topman,this will really boost the town and give it the boost it needs The out of town car parking was popular as saved on car parking fees. Need to ensure all surfaces and entries to shops are suitable for disabled wheelchair access. Another feature like the circle of people Perth High Street, but we have the Mercat Cross. More History on the Boards about the Linen/Silk Industry and signs to Carnegie's House The plan is NOT on that page and using "click here" isn't accessible for those using screen readers and is bad practice. The snow hit traders hard in the run up to Christmas. Care would need to be taken that they don't suffer during the upheaval of new paving The view from the top of the multi-storey is truly spectacular - can't a cafe or similar be put up there'! I wish we could get rid of Primark too... There is very little detail available on that URL, some specifics would have been nice if you wanted feedback too many late licences,too little supervision. When looking at the cost report for project, one key point form option one should be retained if a cheaper option is found overall and that is the Whinstone Kerbs as this stone is noticiably far superior than its alternatives proposed. In addition although i have already stated this PLEASE DO NOT IMPLIMENT A WASTE OF MONEY DOTTO TRAIN! if the reason behind this is to aid disabled access in the centre possibly look at car parks such as that on the new row and how access is gained to the high street from there' maybe something that resembles the current Waverly Steps development would work well here' Yes the proposed Randolph Square is facing NORTH, this is rediculous, it will be windy cold dull and uninteresting. It should face SOUTH facing the sun. Everyone has enjoyed sitting on the south side of the Square this last couple of years it has proved a great attraction. Needs to be redesigned. The High Street and Dunfermline itself needs to remember it is a Monastic City, small and could be beautiful, exiting for visitors. Look at other places to see what they do with small narrow streets to keep them clean and attrative to all.