School bid en­dorsed by pub­lic

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

THE pub­lic has en­dorsed the re­place­ment of Madras Col­lege at Lang­lands, with 98% of re­spon­dents to a Fife Coun­cil sur­vey back­ing the con­struc­tion of the new sec­ondary school there.

St An­drews coun­cil­lor Brian Thom­son said he hoped the re­sults meant the green light would be given with­out a hitch and the £40 mil­lion school can be built as soon as pos­si­ble.

How­ever, he voiced frus­tra­tion it could take more than a year for plan­ning con­sent to be is­sued. As the site is lo­cated in the St An­drews West ex­pan­sion zone, plan­ning pro­cesses for the school, mixed-use de­vel­op­ment and the road serv­ing both are linked.

Con­sul­ta­tion events were staged in March, May, June and Au­gust and 322 writ­ten re­sponses were sub­mit­ted. Over­all, 315 were in sup­port of the school be­ing built at Lang­lands and six against.

The re­port stated that if ap­proval were given, the con­struc­tion team would be in a po­si­tion to start work for re­lo­ca­tion to the new school dur­ing the 2020/21 aca­demic year.

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