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Letters to Editor, St Andrews Citizen, 9 June 2000

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 2000

(Miss) P M Uprichard for The Review Funding Association

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 action   more

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 cost   more

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 development   more

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 been dismissed.

Court of Session dismisses Kingask project objections   more

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 development'   more

John Robertson, Law Correspondent, The Scotsman, 1 April 2000

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 plans   more

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 objectors   more

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 complex   more

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 Scotland’s 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 project   more

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 rough   more

Jason Nisse, Business, Independent on Sunday, 9 January 2000

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 opposers   more

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 campaigners   more

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 fund-raising campaign.

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 controversy   more

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' claim   more

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 Council’s handling and approval of the controversial golf resort, spa and conference centre now being developed at Kingask on the outskirts of St Andrews.

Council give-up Kingask battle   more

Cost implications a factor as Kingask fight is halted

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 lifted   more

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 resort   more

Georgian's plan for St Andrews appears on track

Bert Roughton Jn., Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 4 August 1999

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 leisure development.

Campaigners to launch Kingask legal challenge   more

Gordon Berry, The Courier, 26 July 1999

A top level legal challenge may be launched against Fife Council’s handling and approval of controversial golf, hotel and leisure plans for Kingask, near St Andrews.

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