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December 17 2021

St Andrews West masterplan takes shape with first homes

A major expansion of St Andrews, Fife, has taken shape with the submission of detailed plans for the first 96 homes.

Billed as an urban extension to the town the plan will deliver 900 homes including business and employment land when complete, through a mix of terraced, semi-detached houses, flats and maisonettes.

Joint venture backers Headon and S1 Developments stress the sustainable nature of their development to assuage concern over new build development on the outskirts of town. Measures include low carbon technologies and biodiverse landscaping within a network of shared streets and dedicated cycle lanes under the direction of Studio LBA.

A green travel corridor sits at the heart of the scheme to both connect neighbourhoods and provide continuous social amenity space.

Joe Headon, director at Headon S1 St Andrews West, said: “Our vision for St Andrews West has evolved over many years and this phase aims to deliver an exemplar new urban development, with a long-term commitment to the town and community.

“While being an exciting new contemporary design, our proposals have been undertaken with clear regard to the sensitivities of placing this development on the outskirts of such a historic town. The design has been developed through careful studies, analysis and gaining an understanding of the wider context of St Andrews."

Should planning approval be forthcoming work could start on site next summer.

The contentious nature of greenfield development is countered by sustainable credentials
The contentious nature of greenfield development is countered by sustainable credentials
The development is being delivered in partnership with the University of St Andrews
The development is being delivered in partnership with the University of St Andrews

The masterplan will deliver a mix of apartments, houses and maisonettes will be provided
The masterplan will deliver a mix of apartments, houses and maisonettes will be provided

10 Comments

Peter
#1 Posted by Peter on 17 Dec 2021 at 11:24 AM
Sprawling, sprawling, sprawling, all the city sprawling...
town planner
#2 Posted by town planner on 17 Dec 2021 at 12:54 PM
#1 That's because we are seemingly too feart to build anything greater than 5/6 stories in height in Scotland without a mass outcry.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#3 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 17 Dec 2021 at 15:19 PM
Shared streets = no kerbs?
Shared streets = narrower spaces between the odds and even numbers in a street?

What is driving the charge / move towards shared spaces?

Not quite getting it.
Stylecouncil
#4 Posted by Stylecouncil on 17 Dec 2021 at 17:26 PM
Could be anywhere...no relationship to place whatsoever, either with the architecture, the materials, the spaces or the landscape.
An amalgam of commercial development architecture circa 2010.
V poor.
Philip
#5 Posted by Philip on 18 Dec 2021 at 15:22 PM
Architectural banality described in two images.
Sven
#6 Posted by Sven on 18 Dec 2021 at 18:25 PM
St Andrews is a town of stone and harl, not cheap English brick. This may look fine in Bicester or Plymouth, but not rural Fife.
juan de los angeles
#7 Posted by juan de los angeles on 19 Dec 2021 at 08:53 AM
The layout looks ok, but this a good case of decent planning let down by utter architectural banality (credit Philip). Shame.
Steve Jobs
#8 Posted by Steve Jobs on 21 Dec 2021 at 11:33 AM
St Andrews….where the locals love to practice yoga in the front garden ‘patch’ 1st thing in the morning.
modernish
#9 Posted by modernish on 21 Dec 2021 at 11:42 AM
@8 - never mind the yoga...the chap to the left of the yogi looks like he's mistaken the window cill for the smallest room in the house!!!
Finners
#10 Posted by Finners on 9 Jan 2022 at 13:09 PM
Not very St Andrews in terms of density, layout, or materials.

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