The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Golf course hearing heading to court
The battle over a controversial golf course is heading to court next week with both supporters and protesters expected to be out in force.
The Scottish Government last month called in plans for the world-class Coul Links in Sutherland.
Now the preexamination hearing of the development application will be held on Wednesday in the Carnegie Hall, Clashmore, near Dornoch.
“Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting to observe proceedings, but please note it is being held purely to discuss the procedures and timescales that are to be followed. No discussion
“An opportunity to demonstrate your support by attending”
on the merits of the application will take place at this meeting,” an update from the Coul Links Team said.
“While it will not be possible to speak in favour of the project at this meeting, it is an opportunity to again demonstrate your support by attending. A reminder of the strength of local feeling would be welcome.
“The number of seats available to the public will be limited and cannot be pre-booked. As many people may wish to attend, we recommend you come along as early as possible.”
The Coul Links website also warns: “It is anticipated that as a result of this process, visits to the application site are likely to increase.
“The landowner wishes to ensure that access within the site is undertaken strictly in terms of the approved Scottish Outdoor Access Code to ensure that disturbance is minimised.”