Email lobby of MSPs over Coul Links golf course decision

28 November 2019

The latest newsletter from the Scottish Wildlife Trust includes an invitation to join a mass email lobby of MSPs, organised  by a consortium of environmental and conservation groups, in an attempt to persuade Scottish Ministers to reject an American company's planning application for a golf course on Coul Links, north of Dornoch. 


The application was the subject of a public enquiry earlier this year, and the Reporter's recommendations have now been submitted to the Scottish Government.  Interested members of the public are being asked to put their names to a pre-written email to their MSP, who is automatically identified from their address.  Obviously such mass-produced identical emails promoted by an interested organisation will carry less weight than a more individual one, so respondents are encouraged to edit the email to make it more personal.

The coastal dunes at Coul Links are the subject of three separate scientific/conservation designations, and many environmentally-minded people believe that the original planning application for a golf course on the site should have been rejected out of hand for this reason.

Read the newsletter appeal, with link to respond  -  or direct link

Read more about the Coul links campaign on the SWT website

There is more about the history and background, with press reports and links to relevant documents, on this site at
             Environment / Planning / Coul Links



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