Club planning app approved by Gairoch Area

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An application to build seven homes at Westhill Golf Club will go before Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure committee next year after being passed by the Garioch Area Commmitee on Tuesday, December 2.

The application was passed by six votes to give. It has now been sent to the infrastructure committee with recommendation for approval.

The revised submission took into account some concerns that the two-storey houses included in an original application would overlook neighbours’ gardens. All seven homes would now be bungalows, while additional tree-planting would also be undertaken to enhance privacy.

The application is for seven homes, four on Loch View and three on Kinsgwells View. Two three-bedroom homes on Kingswells View would be affordable housing.

The plan is to use funds raised from the release of two small areas of surplus land for the development to upgrade the course and clubhouse facilities including new locker facilities, toilets and club entrance.

In addition, the club plans to add a practice area aimed at young players.

The money would also fund enhanced greenkeeping facilities.