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Letters to Editor, St Andrews Citizen, 9 June
Prof Emeritus Terence Lee, The Green Belt Forum
Your account (May 26), of the Court of Session hearing on
the appointment of costs for the Judicial Review of Kingask was too complicated
for most readers - and biased as well!
The bare facts are that Lord Bonomy made it clear that
although Fife Council should win the case on a technicality (the delay in
bringing it) they were not beyond criticism. So much so that he conspicuously
departed from the normal convention of awarding full costs to the winner. They
have to bear half their own costs. This considerably softens the blow for the
petitioners. By demonstrating that the Council had manifestly acted improperly,
in several ways, they achieved at least part of their objective.
Dr Frank Riddell more
Thank you for publishing the informative letter from Penny
Uprichard regarding the Judicial Review of the Kingask decision. The doubts
expressed by the judge about the way that Fife Council handled this affair were
the doubts that many of us in St Andrews also had. Fife Council were penalised
by having only half of their expenses awarded.
Petitioners reply more
Letters to Editor, St Andrews Citizen, 2 June
(Miss) P M Uprichard for The Review Funding
I refer to your news item last week about the expenses of
the Kingask Judicial Review.
St Andrews Bay more
J S Holdsworth
I noted with interest the outcome of the case at the Court
of Session regarding the legal action brought against Fife Council and the St
Andrews Bay Development Ltd.
Council Tax to help foot bill for legal
St Andrews Citizen, 26 May 2000
Council tax payers in Fife will have to help foot the bill
for a legal action brought by a group of St Andrews campaigners against Fife
Council over the St Andrews Bay Development.
Council awarded only half of Kingask legal
The Courier, 23 May 2000
Fife Council has been awarded only 50% of the considerable
expense it incurred in the recent Court of Session judicial review action
raised over the Kingask scheme near St Andrews.
Kingask objectors fail in court bid to halt £50m
The Citizen, 7 April 2000
A last-ditch attempt by objectors to have planning
permission for the £50 million golf development at Kingask revoked has
Court of Session dismisses Kingask project
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 1 April 2000
A group of objectors who raised a Court of Session challenge
to planning permission for a £50 million leisure development near St
Andrews have had their case thrown out.
Golf course objectors 'too late to halt
John Robertson, Law Correspondent, The Scotsman, 1 April
Objectors failed yesterday to halt a £50 million golf
course development at St Andrews in Fife after a judge ruled that they had
taken too long in going to court.
Anxious wait for judgement on Kingask
The Courier, 4 March 2000
Campaigners bidding to halt work on the £50 million
Kingask resort complex near St Andrews will find out within the next two weeks
whether of not they have succeeded in their aims.
Appeal for help to fund Kingask
The Courier, 11 February 2000
The group of objectors fighting to stop construction at the
£50 million hotel, golf and leisure development at Kingask, near St
Andrews, have made a renewed appeal for financial help from the public towards
their fundraising campaign.
Question campaign over £50m leisure
The Courier, 8 February 2000
A national conservation body which warned that the £50
million hotel, golf and leisure complex at Kingask, near St Andrews, would ruin
the east Fife landscape, has launched a campaign aimed at gauging opinion on
the need to protect Scotlands countryside.
Kingask case returns to court more
The Courier, 27 January 2000
Campaigners bidding to halt the £50 million hotel,
conference, golf and leisure complex at Kingask, near St Andrews, will be back
in the Court of Session this week.
Judge asked to halt St Andrews
James Finlay, The Scotsman, 13 January 2000
Campaigners have launched a court battle to halt a
£50 million hotel and leisure complex in the home of golf.
Conservationists drive St Andrews scheme deep into
Jason Nisse, Business, Independent on Sunday, 9 January
The £50m plan by US drugs, wine and leisure tycoon Don
Panoz to build a golf, hotel and conference complex north of St Andrews faces a
legal challenge this week.
Backing for hotel complex
The Courier, 3 January 2000
The association for the Protection of Rural Scotland has
given its 100% backing to the group fighting to stop the £50
million hotel, conference, golf and leisure development under construction at
Kingask, near St Andrews.
£50,000 still needed by Kingask
The Courier, 2 December 1999
The group of objectors fighting to put a stop to the
£50 million golf-related development at Kingask, near St Andrews, are
appealing for financial help from the public towards their £100,000
Top QC to fight golf development more
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 23 November 1999
The chairman of St Andrews Community Council yesterday said
that he wished all success to the group fighting to stop the
£50 million hotel, conference, golf and leisure development under
construction at Kingask, near St Andrews.
New twist to Kingask centre
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 20 November 1999
The bitter row over the controversial £50 million,
hotel, conference centre, golf and leisure development at Kingask, near St
Andrews, took a startling new turn yesterday.
New battle to stop golf complex more
James Rougvie, The Scotsman, 20 November 1999
The future of a controversial golfing and conference
complex at St Andrews will be the subject of legal debate at the Court of
Session in January.
Objectors hit back at developers'
The Courier, 29 October 1999
Objectors to the Kingask golf resort, spa and conference
centre now under construction near St Andrews have hit back at the developers
who say their campaign for legal action against Fife Council is
deceiving the public.
New bid to stymie golf centre more
Michael Alexander, The Courier, 19 October 1999
A new bid is being made to launch a legal challenge against
Fife Councils handling and approval of the controversial golf resort, spa
and conference centre now being developed at Kingask on the outskirts of St
Council give-up Kingask battle more
Cost implications a factor as Kingask fight is
Craig Nisbet, The Citizen, 6 August 1999
St Andrews Community Council have decided not to press any
further with legal action in the wake of Fife Council approving plans for the
multi-million pound golf hotel and leisure development at Kingask.
Threat of action over Kingask decision
The Courier, 4 August 1999
The developers behind the planned £50 million golf
course, hotel and leisure development at Kingask, near St Andrews, have
welcomed a decision by St Andrews Community Council not to pursue legal action
against Fife Council over its handling and approval of the project.
Scots drop fight against golf
Georgian's plan for St Andrews appears on track
Bert Roughton Jn., Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 4
Community leaders in picturesque St Andrews, Scotland, are
giving up their fight to stop a Georgia-based developer from adding a 520-acre
golf resort to the ancient birthplace of the game. "It's the end of the line as
far as the local opposition goes," Frank Riddell, chairman of the St Andrews
Community Council, said Tuesday, the day after that body decided against taking
legal action to block the development.
Plans for legal challenge dropped more
Michael Alexander, The Courier, 3 August 1999
St Andrews Community Council has agreed not to launch legal
action against Fife Council over its handling and approval of plans for the
multi-million pound golf course, hotel and leisure development at Kingask.
Cash offers to fight Kingask more
Craig Nisbet, The Citizen, 30 July 1999
St Andrews Community Council are being asked to consider an
unprecedented step towards legal action against Fife Council over their
approval of plans for the multi-million pound Kingask golf course, hotel and
Campaigners to launch Kingask legal
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 26 July 1999
A top level legal challenge may be launched against Fife
Councils handling and approval of controversial golf, hotel and leisure
plans for Kingask, near St Andrews.more
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