Tell Highland Council to refuse permission for a golf course on Coul Links, Embo

The application has been readvertised again and the closing date for objections is now 1st April 2018. Please go to and click on "object" link to send an objection to Highland Council as well as signing the petition. Many thanks.

Coul Links is situated on the east coast of the Scottish Highland at Embo by Loch Fleet. An American developer, Todd Warnock, wants to rip it up to build a golf course. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and supposedly protected by law.

At the start of the links Scottish Natural Heritage have a sign "No motor vehicles please. Loch Fleet is a protected area for its internationally important salt marshes and sand dune habitats. These soft habitats are very susceptible to surface erosion. Any motor vehicles, such as quad bikes, quickly cause damage which can take many years to recover" Imagine the damage that would be done by the construction vehicles needed to rip up the area to build a golf course.

To destroy an area that is a special place supporting a diverse range of birds, plants and wildlife is sheer vandalism. Triple SI sites are supposed to be protected by law but it seems that if a rich American comes along and wants to build a golf course the law can be changed - Donald Trump did the same in Aberdeen-shire. Please help me stop this happening here.

Contact Highland Council to lodge an objection, as well as signing this petition. The Highland Council planning authority website is: and the case number is: 17/04601/FUL See website for more details

Update #55 months ago
There are 28 days to object - from Friday 13th October.
The Highland Council planning authority website is:
and the case number is: 17/04601/FUL
Our website, will be updated with information as soon our experts have finished looking at all the documentation.
Update #41 years ago
See our Facebook page NOT COUL for information and interaction!
Go to our website for all information - take a look at the 'Planning' link and browse the 'site and habitat maps' to see the scale of proposed destruction.
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Update #31 years ago
A quote from one of our Not Coul group ""NOT COUL" definition: Coul is cool the way it is; and changing it is not cool: Do not interfere with it's wild and Natural essence."
Use the following link to see the map of Coul Links, showing the area of the proposed golf course.
Update #21 years ago
Our group now has a website,
Please check it out for lots more information and our contact details.
Update #11 years ago
The petition has attracted the attention of the Scottish press and locals who do not want the development to take place. A support group, "Not Coul" has been formed and we are gathering supporters. Amongtthe many comments that have been made by locals and visitors is that to destroy these beautiful tranquil wild links to build a golf course would mean that the essence of the area would change.
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