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Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

I agree with Jackson Carlaw’s suggestion of writing to the council for information. However, I feel that the issue is a local one and that the local community and the council should get around a table and have more dialogue and engagement on it. From what I can see, the plans are not yet finalised and have not been passed by the full council. As a result, the problem might be resolved through more dialogue, which is important.

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Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

What would be the environmental impact if the defences did not go ahead? Let me give you an example. I represent the Kirkcaldy constituency, and we have just had to spend £11.5 million on a new sea wall. Although the views are beautiful, we have had to raise the sea wall high to protect all the houses behind it. The community has accepted that, because it means that the defences are in place to protect our High Street and the housing there.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

Once the final plans are drawn up and passed by the council, the project must go out to tender.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

I think that it is 28 days.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

You say that the council has talked to only one company but, when a project is of a certain size, surely a council must put it out to tender under European law so that different companies with different designs are involved.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

I was a local councillor before I was an MSP. Is the proposal still going through the consultation and planning process in the council?



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

I am happy to go along with that recommendation.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

I believe that the petition falls within the remit of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, so I would like to pass the petition to that committee to take it on board.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

I would like to continue the petition. I suggest that we write to SEPA and the Scottish Government to ask for their views on the issue.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
David Torrance

I am happy to defer consideration of the petition to allow the Scottish Government time to publish its review. We can then consider its findings and continue from there.

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S4M-12423.1 Alex Rowley: Commission on Local Tax Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-12423 in the n
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S4M-12423 Marco Biagi: Commission on Local Tax Reform—That the Parliament supports the establishment
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YesCarried

S4M-12385 Liz Smith: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament agrees that a solid grou
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YesCarried

S4M-12395.1 Fergus Ewing: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in the
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S4M-12395.2 Patrick Harvie: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in t
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S4M-12395 Murdo Fraser: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern the l
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S4M-12385.3 Alasdair Allan: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to motion S4M-12385 i
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S4M-12382.3 Mary Fee: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion S4
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S4M-12382.1 Gavin Brown: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to motion
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S4M-12382.2 Willie Rennie: Building Scotland’s Infrastructure for the Future—As an amendment to moti
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Motion S4M-12473: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12462: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12452: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12451: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12410: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12408: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12256: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12255: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12234: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12233: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-04072: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04014: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03794: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03740: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03494: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03354: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02895: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02537: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02427: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/09/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02368: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2013 Show Full Question >>

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