St Andrew’s housing project polarises opinion
June 15 2015
West Burn Lane is in line for both a RIAS Award and Saltire Housing Award later this month after judges praised the ‘graceful insertion’ for respecting the historic ‘rigg’ patter of backland developments separated by narrow alleyways and closes.
St Andrews Community Council has taken a different view of the 14 home development however, stating that ‘the only award this should be shortlisted for is Carbuncle of the Year.’
These sentiments were shared by Graham Wynd, chairman of the St Andrews Preservation Trust who said the ‘industrial’ brickwork detracted from the conservation area and projected too far into the lane.
RIAS Award winners will be announced on 17 June with the Saltire Awards following on 22 June.
Photography by Keith Hunter
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