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Revised Plans Submitted for St Andrews Scheme

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Fife council has received fresh plans to build purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in St Andrews.

The revised plans call for the construction of 748 student beds at Albany Park, which forms part of a wider £100 million investment in student accommodation over the next few years that will create a total of 1,000 new bedrooms.

The proposals that were originally put forward in October last year were reviewed and revised to reduce the number of beds from 900 due to concerns about flood risks.

The scale, height and mass of the buildings has also been reduced, whilst the design was altered to ensure the scheme reflects the prominent St Andrews architecture.

Commenting on the development, Ben Stuart, the University's director of residential and business services, said: "The development at Albany Park is central to the university's strategy to provide more student accommodation for our students and ease the pressure on the housing stock in St Andrews."

"The new Albany Park will provide around 750 high quality student beds in an attractive landscaped environment and has the potential to revitalise the eastern area of St Andrews."

The new 'affordable' accommodation is designed to reduce the impact that students have on the town, through a greater provision of PBSA that is operated by the university.