The application has been readvertised again and the closing date for objections is now 1st April 2018. Please go to https://www.notcoul.com 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: http://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/ and the case number is: 17/04601/FUL See website notcoul.com for more details