The City of Dunfermline area covers 37.3km2 (2.7% of Fife). It has a population of 55,451 (15% of our total). The population in this area is predicted to increase 29% by 2036 however, in the same period, the number of older people is set to increase by 69%, from 8,936 to15,102.
The population has grown significantly in a short time and there is local concern that this could lead to a less connected community. And the ageing profile of the population raises concerns about primary care services. The main priority identified was promoting business and tourism; making the most of existing potential.
People particularly want to see improvements in: work and economy; traffic and parking.
The Plan 4 Dunfermline was approved at Local Area Committee in May 2019.