Planning consent granted for first phase of £20 million Coul Links eco-hotel
THE NORTHERN TIMES
Highland Council has given the green light for the development of four, four-bedroom “croft-inspired” lodges, along with a reception and breakfast building at Coul Farm, near Embo.
THE PRESS & JOURNAL ONLINE
Plans for a golf course and eco hotel at the Coul Links site in Sutherland offer the chance for “real, new sustainable opportunities” for the area, supporters say.
GOLF BUSINESS NEWS
The Highland Council in Scotland has granted permission for the construction of a multi-million-pound eco-hotel on the site of planned championship golf course, Coul Links.
Coul Golf Course Planning Application submitted to Highland Council
THE NORTHERN TIMES
Communities for Coul (C4C), has reached a major milestone in its drive to establish a championship golf course at Coul Links, Embo.
The not-for-profit organisation has announced that it has now submitted a planning application for the development to Highland Council.
A previous, separate bid to develop a golf course on the site, north of Dornoch, was rejected by Scottish Ministers, following a public inquiry in 2020.
GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE
Local campaign group Communities for Coul (C4C) has submitted a new planning application to build a golf course at Coul Links, just north of Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands.
The previous application, submitted by developers Mike Keiser and Todd Warnock, was rejected by the Scottish government after a public enquiry in 2020, despite being overwhelmingly approved by the local council. The new application addresses the concerns raised at the enquiry, which, according to C4C, have been central in drawing up the plans.
Mike Keiser, Coore & Crenshaw’s Coul Links Planning Application Resubmitted
A new planning application has been submitted to build an eighteen hole golf courser at Coul Links in Embo, located in the Scottish Highlands, as first reported in The Northern Times. Communities for Coul (C4C)—the not-for-profit organization behind the application—has revised the proposal that was previously rejected by the Scottish government in 2020 following a public inquiry.
Thanks to the generous support of many individuals and businesses who care about the sustainable future of Coul Links and the socio-economic wellbeing of our area, we are delighted to announce that we have reached our fundraising target of £150,000. This will allow us to fund all the surveys and expertise required to submit our full planning application, which we hope to do later this Autumn.
C4C will hold an on-line (Zoom) webinar presentation on 30th August, to present the plans shown in our recent exhibition at Embo community centre. All interested parties are welcome.
The Zoom link will be open from 6pm, with a presentation of the plans starting at 6.30pm. The link will remain open until 8 pm. All interested parties will be able to log on and submit comments or questions about the plan. If the numbers attending are large, we may not be able to answer all the questions on the night, but will do so within a week.
Attendees need to register in advance for this webinar, by clicking on this link or pasting it into their browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mkmlmJH-QBmfU8kDVb50Jg
After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
We look forward to seeing many of our friends and supporters.
C4C is pleased to say that the more formal stages of our planning application are now under way. We anticipate lodging the next stage – the Planning Application Notice (PAN) – very soon. This notifies Highland Council and other relevant parties that a planning application will be lodged in due course and will involve public consultation events.
We have worked hard with our new team to review the concerns raised by Scottish Ministers in the previous application. We are excited by the changes made from the previous plan and firmly believe we can deliver a world-class golf course that will benefit our local area AND sustainably improve the environment at Coul Links.
We will shortly be launching a new Planning page on this website to advise of next steps.