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28/02/2020

Appeal: ‘World-class’ environmental assets at risk from golf course

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Government ministers have refused plans to build an 18-hole golf course on sensitive coastal dunes in the Scottish Highlands. They ruled that the scheme’s environmental harm outweighed its economic benefits.

LOCATIONCoul LinksAUTHORITYThe Highland CouncilREPORTERSDavid Lidell & Timothy BrianPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONDismissedREFERENCENA-HLD-086The appellant sought permission to build an 18-hole world championship-level golf course in the Scottish Highlands, near the seaside town of Dornoch. Fourteen of the course's 22 hectares would be built on sensitive coastal dunes subject to........
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