Plans to demolish 'dangerous' old hall in Fife town approved

Plans have been approved to demolish an old hall in a Fife town.

Friday, 16th July 2021, 2:17 pm
Inside the old hall.

The Old Hall in St Andrews, to the rear of Bell Street, is due to be knocked down.

The building has not been used for over a decade and was described as being in an ‘extremely poor’ condition, with a warning that it should not be entered due to the risk of the building collapsing.

It was argued in a report that the building is beyond the point of repair, with plants growing into the hall and walls having fallen down.

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It states: “This statement contends that feasible repair of the structure is not possible and a full rebuild would be required.”

It adds: “Replacement of the hall, reinstating finished ground levels and making good of the abutting buildings along with the applications listed above, will offer a significant improvement to the character of the immediate conservation area.”