Ceres and District Environment and Amenity Protection Group

About Us

Ceres - Winter Road

About Us

Ceres and District Environment and Amenity Protection Group addresses issues arising from planning applications that adversely effect the environment and amenity of the area. We address these issues on relevant planning grounds and use Scottish national policy and the Fife development plan as our guide.

Background History

CADEAP was formed by a group of concerned residents in March 2006 in response to a notice of intention sent to neighbours and leaflets distributed by EnergieKontor (UK) Limited that they proposed to develop a wind farm of up to 13 turbines up to 85 metres to blade tip on land over which they had an agreement to develop.

The land was in the ownership of three farmers and comprised parts of Newbigging of Craighall Farm, South Callange Farm and Gathercauld Farm. The proposal was known as Gathercauld Wind Farm but was generally known as Ceres Wind Farm because of its proximity to the village. CADEAP concerns centred on landscape and visual impact and impact on residential amenity.

The application was unanimously refused by the North East Fife Area Committee.

Supporting Ceres

Since our initial formation, we have continued to monitor and address issues related to planning applications proposed for the Ceres area to ensure that proposed developments do not negatively impact on the Ceres environment and amenity of the area.


Below is a list of campaigns (past & present) we have actively engaged in, please note that some of these campaigns are still ongoing.

  • Gathercauld Wind Farm: The link to Gathercauld Wind Farm provides information
  • Moor Road: An application by Lomond Homes for up to 50 houses in the Bridgend area in the north of Ceres. The link to Moor Road provides information
  • Doves Loan: An application for 18 houses on land on the southern edge of Ceres off Anstruther Road. The link to Doves Loan provides information See link
  • Ceres Primary School: an application to extend the school
  • Fife Folk Museum: An application to extend the museum
  • Baldinnie Rubble re-cycling Centre: An application to establish a rubble re-cycling site in Baldinnie.
  • Bruntshiels Wind Turbine: an application to erect a small turbine
  • North Callange Wind Turbine: an application to erect a medium scale turbine
  • Easter Pitscottie Wind Turbine: an application to erect a medium scale turbine
  • Carskerdo Wind Farm: a proposal to develop a small development of 3 turbines with a tip height of 99.5 metres

You can keep up-to-date of all our campaigns through our News page