A leading Scottish property developer employed “evil scheming” to gain access to historic land to build a lucrative private housing estate, according to documents seen by the Sunday Herald.
The Lomond Group secretly planned to bounce Fife Council into ordering the demolition of a 300-year-old wall in the conservation village of Falkland, so farmland behind it could be opened up for a development likely to reap a multi-million pound profit.
The company’s behaviour has been condemned as “bullying” and “despicable” by residents, who described the destruction of the wall as “an act of vandalism”. Lomond said the wall had to come down because it was unsafe.
A 20-metre stretch of sandstone wall was knocked down by a Lomond mechanical digger on April 7.
Residents have argued the company manipulated the council to try and further its development plans. Their suspicions have now been reinforced by two company documents.