Ask the Scottish Government to call in the application for a for a golf course on Coul Links, Embo

The planning officer has recommended refusal of permission, but Highland Council planning committee approved the application. We need the government to,step in and hold a Public Inquiry. Please spend a few moments contacting the Scottish Government

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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. It has triple protection as it is also a Special Protected Area (national designation) and  Ramsar site (International designation). If this goes ahead they may as well scrap the enviromental laws in Scotland.


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

Update #52 months ago
Big news today! The planning officer has recommended refusing the planning application. Now we have to wait to see what the Highland Council planning committee do 😆
Update #42 years ago
See our Facebook page NOT COUL for information and interaction!
Go to our website www.notcoul.com 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 #32 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.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/ceaf3f931abc227e0beede0005084054?AccessKeyId=EDC827D8AD8BC3E385FC&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Update #22 years ago
Our group now has a website, notcoul.com
Please check it out for lots more information and our contact details.
Update #12 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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