Student union ductwork plan gets go-ahead

The university claimed the new ductwork would be less intrusive than the existing installation.
The university claimed the new ductwork would be less intrusive than the existing installation.

A controversial planning application for the installation of replacement ductwork on the roof of the St Andrews Student Union was passed by the North East Fife Planning Committee at its meeting last week.

The University of St Andrews claimed that the new ductwork would have a lower profile than the existing installation.

However, the application received 14 objections, including one from the community council.

Professor Lorna Milne, senior vice-principal of the university, had previously described the plan as an “excellent one”.