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Conservation charity welcomes possible bunkering of controversial golf course plans

Scotland’s largest conservation charity has welcomed a recommendation from the Highland Council, a planning officer is to refuse planning permission for Coul Links golf development, which goes before the Highland Council Planning Committee on 5th June.

The Trust protested against the scheme because of its huge impact on an internationally important sand dune habitat and the rare wildlife it supports as well.

“This will be particularly relevant on World Environment Day, when this matter comes to the Planning Committee, which serves as a timely reminder that Scotland is blessed with some of the world’s most important places for nature and the commitments we have made to protect it and allow people to enjoy it”

Stuart Brooks, the Trust’s Head of Natural Heritage Policy said:

“The National Trust of Scotland welcomes the recommendation to refuse this development. As there are many other places in Scotland that you could build a golf course without harming the environment and one of the last intact sand dune systems is defiantly not one of them.

“There are local and national policies in place to protect the environment and we urge the Councillors to respect these and the benefits they afford everyone.


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