Press Release - June 18th
STEPAL's application for a Protected Expenses Order (PEO) to cover its
appeal against the court's findings in the case against Fife Council's
planning decision to locate the replacement Madras College at
Pipelands was heard at the Court of Session on 18th June. Lord
Drummond Young rejected Fife Council's opposition to the PEO for the
next stage of the proceedings and granted STEPAL's motion limiting its
liability for Fife Council's and Hermiston Securities' costs in the
event of an unsuccessful outcome. Costs for the PEO motion were
awarded against Fife Council and Hermiston.
Mary Jack on behalf of STEPAL welcoming this result said "This will
enable the challenge to continue to the next stage and ensure that the
previous decision is reviewed. It means that STEPAL can continue its
campaign to achieve a better outcome for Madras College and its
pupils in the knowledge that the full costs of the action can be
anticipated and budgeted for. STEPAL's fundraising will continue.
Members of the community who share STEPAL's vision of a well located
first class school and the prevention of serious damage to St Andrews'
green belt are invited to contribute to the campaign funds. All
donations will be warmly welcomed."
Sandra Thomson, Secretary - STEPAL