Planning applications, reference 16/00053/SCRE, was received by The Highland Coucil on 21st December 2015. This application shows that the total area of development is anticipated to be an enormous 805 acres. The proposed development includes an 18 hole championship links golf course, practice area, access arrangements, club house and ancillary facilities. In July a notice of planning application (PAN) was also submitted.
We will be working with The Highland Council, and all relevant planning authorities, to also lodge our objections to the Bandon Dunes Resort's application. We will be engaging widely with the community, charities and environmental agencies to ensure all the facts and figures are presented clearly and accurately.
We will especially be examining the proposals made for the new golf courses at Menie and Machrihanish, neither of which seem able to deliver on the jobs or economic boost they promised to Scotland.
Here are the SNH guidelines for development on this area.
Public consultation events presenting preliminary information on the proposed development in Dornoch and Embo were held on 13th July. Further meetings have been announced for the final week of August but no date or venues are finalised. You can view the materials and presentations from these events on our Developers page.