Leven’s £1 million Shorehead development is being plagued by flooding.
A historical drainage problem is being blamed for pools of water forming near the town’s bus station and an investigation is to be launched this week.
Fife Council officers said a build-up of fat and human waste had been removed from the drainage system during the works, which were completed six months ago, and advice was being issued about what should not be poured down sinks and drains.
Local Labour councillor Colin Davidson said the continued flooding was not good enough and the issue required more than a superficial investigation.
“They overspent by hundreds of thousands of pounds and we still have flooding. It’s unacceptable.” Colin Davidson
“I’m asking for an in-depth report on the whole project from start to finish.”
The year-long upgrade, aimed at boosting visitor numbers to Leven’s ailing high street, began in October 2017.
Pedestrian links between the town centre and the Riverside Road retail park were improved, pavements and roads re-laid and new street furniture installed.
The next phase of improvements is due to start this year but Mr Davidson said that should be stalled until the flooding was fixed.
He said: “The next project is Bridge Street, I think we need to be saying what did we actually do with the Shorehead and is there any more needing done there first.”
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Mark Dewar, roads and lighting manager with Fife Council, said: “The improvements to the Shorehead area were completed six months ago, in line with agreed specifications and to a high quality.
“There are some ponding issues due to a historical drainage problem and an investigation is scheduled this week so that we can hopefully resolve this.
“It’s worth noting that, during the works we had to remove a build-up of fat and human waste from the drainage system and we urge residents to follow Scottish Water’s advice about what should and shouldn’t be disposed of in sinks and drains.”