Plans for Kilrymont site approved in principle

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Councillors on Fife Council’s North East Planning Committee unanimously agreed the application from Glasgow-based Scotsman Developments for a mixed-use development at the Kilrymont Road site, previously occupied by Madras College. The approval is ‘in principle’ and more detailed plans will now have to come forward for approval.

Plans include 160 homes and student accommodation  leisure facilities, a restaurant and a convenience store.

The B loisted former Madras College Kilrymont school buiding and gym hall will be retained and converted into either residential or student accommodation. In all, up to 280 stud ent rooms will be provided.

The 160 houses, including affordable homes, will be built on the old playing fields.

David Scanlon of Scotsman Developments said: “This exciting and ambitious scheme will serve to regenerate the current redundant site, including retaining and re-using the existing listed school buildings, which I know will be greatly welcomed by the local community.”

Conservative councillor Robin Lawson said: “I welcome this coming forward. “Above all, we need additional student accommodation units, which would free up private space.”

Click here for details of the history of the proposals and plans

Picture: artist’s impression of the new development, with the old school buildings in the background

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