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Concerns Raised Over St Andrews Accommodation

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Students in St Andrews have voiced their concerns over plans to build more student accommodation At Abbey Park.

The Students' Representative Council (SRC) has argued that Robertson's plans to build 100 student bed spaces will not meet the need for purpose-built accommodation in the town and questioned the choice of site.

Paloma Paige, the Student Association president, said: "There is no shortage of high-end student beds in St Andrews, while there is a shortage of low-cost student beds."

"Looking forward, we also want reassurance that the development will provide students with a secure living environment which is also conducive to good relations with the neighbouring residents. As it stands, we are still unconvinced this is an appropriate site for such an environment."

Robertson held information events for the student population, who were able to provide their feedback on the plans and fill in forms to back the application.

Commenting on the scheme, Katherine Mackintosh, managing director of Robertson Property, said: "Robertson is committed to engaging with the community and given that the proposed development includes student accommodation we recently held information events for the student population. During these events, attendees were able to give their feedback."