The application for planning permission in principle for St Andrews West has now been submitted to Fife Council. The proposals include around 900 new homes, of which around 270 will be classed as affordable homes; University uses; business and employment land; local retail; a care home; hotel; green network; and, a link road. In addition, the planning proposals include land for the new Madras College.
The application, reference 18/00280/EIA, can be viewed on the Council’s website through the following link:
The finalisation of this application follows extensive community consultation together with detailed consideration of landscape, design, built and cultural heritage, arboriculture, ecology, engineering including flood risk, transport, noise impact, air quality and energy matters.
This is outlined in the many supporting documents, including a Development Framework and Masterplan, a Transport Assessment, and an Environmental Statement; all of which can be accessed via the link above.
Speaking on behalf of the St Andrews West LLP, David Wardrop of Wardrop Strategic Planning said “The LLP are delighted to be submitting this application now. The LLP’s team of advisers have undertaken a wide ranging and detailed assessment of the characteristics of the application area and wider town context before arriving at their proposals set out within the Masterplan included within the Development Framework. Underpinning this work has been the LLP’s commitment to community engagement. From this, the proposals will result in a high quality extension to St Andrews in a way that both responds to and respects the site’s location on the edge of this historic town.”
It is hoped that planning permission will be granted later this year.