Fife Council is proposing a new licensing fee structure for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
Fife Council is urging the St Andrews community to have its say on the future accommodation needs of university students residents in the town.
Sir, – In Thursday’s paper, the president of St Andrews Students’ Association claimed to be “astounded by the lack of regard for students in all the discussions” by councillors when they set thresholds to prevent the proportion of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) from rising.
Angus Council has taken a huge financial hit on former homeless accommodation in Montrose after agreeing a £110,000 deal to offload the four-storey building.
Change in any form can prove contentious, and that has certainly beem the case in St Andrews recently.
Plans for a controversial new HMO (house in multiple occupation) in St Andrews have been given the green light, despite residents remaining upset about the impact it could have on the area.
Dundee's head of licensing has admitted the council are powerless to enforce the limit on HMO licenses in the city.
A city councillor has called for a reduction in the number of HMO licenses in Dundee, amid concerns some areas are too densely populated.
Outgoing Dundee councillor Jimmy Black has warned the West End housing market could be strangled because of an "obsession" with car parking.
A moratorium on new Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in the central St Andrews conservation area has been prolonged for yet another year.