A planning application has been submitted to Fife Council for the first phase of development at St Andrews West.
The proposals, from Headon S1 St Andrews West, form part of the wider site’s masterplan, approved in 2019, which will comprise up to 900 new homes.
If approved, the first stage will see the build of 96 units which includes a mix of terraced, semi-detached housing, flats and maisonettes placed ‘carefully’ within an ‘extensively’ landscaped setting.
The firm said sustainability is ‘at the heart’ of the design, which includes low and zero carbon technologies, biodiverse landscaping and reduced energy consumption through high levels of insulation and air-tightness.
Shared streets, dedicated cycle lanes and connections to wider public transport networks will aim to encourage sustainable travel. A central green corridor running through the site aims to connect neighbourhoods and provide a safe social amenity space for residents.
‘Key’ to the design of this phase is an understanding of the sensitivities of placing a new contemporary 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.
Subject to planning approval, HS1 hopes to break ground on the first phase in summer 2022.
Joe Headon, director at Headon S1 St Andrews West, said, “We are delighted to be submitting this planning application for the first new homes, as well as transport links and greenspace at St Andrews West. 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.
“We look forward to continuing to engage with the local community on future development proposals as they emerge.”