Madras College proposals set to go on display

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DEVELOPER Scotsman Developments Ltd is giving the public a chance to have its say on proposals for an exciting new mixed-use development at the former Madras College campus on Kilrymont Road, St Andrews.

Proposals include new housing (including 30 per cent affordable homes) and the retention and re-use of existing listed school buildings for mixed-uses comprising residential, local retail and leisure.

As part of Fife Council’s Building Fife’s Future programme, a new £55 million state-of-the-art purpose-built Madras College building has been completed on a site at Langlands. In conjunction with this the College’s Kilrymont site was marketed for sale by Fife Council for development purposes.

Madras College’s South Street site was acquired by the University of St Andrews as part of the deal for the new school.

As a major planning application, a Proposal of Application Notice (noting intent to submit a planning application following a minimum 12-weeks of community consultation) was submitted to Fife Council in July.

The public will now have the chance to view proposals, ask questions and provide feedback at the first of two web-based community consultation events, adhering to Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance on consultations. This will take place on Thursday 19th August 2pm–4pm and 5pm–7pm on a dedicated project website which has been set-up at

Consultants will be available during those hours to answer any questions and receive feedback through a two-way chat system.

Comments can be submitted up to and including 9th September 2021, with any questions and requests for clarification responded to by 16th September 2021.

A second consultation event, updating that from the outcome of the first, is due to take place on Wednesday 22nd September, 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm.

Commenting on the upcoming consultation David Scanlon from Scotsman Developments Ltd said:

“We’re delighted to be giving the public the chance to shape our proposals for this exciting mixed-use development at the former Kilrymont campus.

“Our scheme will serve to regenerate the current brownfield site, retaining and re-using the existing listed school buildings, something I am aware will be greatly welcomed by the local community.

“Development will deliver much-needed housing, including affordable homes, local retail and leisure uses.

“I would encourage as many of those who are able to take advantage of this opportunity, ask any questions they might have and provide feedback.”

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