Council Refuse Rusacks Hotel Planning Permission
Fife Council have refused a plan by Macdonald Hotels to build a £5m plus extension at the Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews (pictured below). Macdonald had planned to build a six-storey extension which included 43 bedrooms.
Refusal was on grounds of its impact on a conservation area, negative impact on residential amenity and reduction of parking. However its understood that Macdonald Hotels are planning to appeal the decision.
Despite this set back the company has reported that its turnover has increased by 5% to £145.5m with profit, before exceptional items, up 29% to £4.2m.