Westhill Golf Club plans go to Gairoch Committee

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A proposed housing development on Westhill Golf Club land is set to go before Gairoch Area Committee this week.

The club’s plans for seven homes on the edge of the course were due to be discussed at a meeting on Tuesday June 3.

Should approval be gained, funds raised from the release of two small areas of surplus land for development would be used to upgrade the course and clubhouse facilities. The refurbishment project would include new locker facilities, toilets and entrance to the club. The money raised would also fund two new greenkeeping posts.

Club captain Len Hubert said: “These are exciting plans that would generate a new lease of life for the club and have a positive impact on the wider community in a rapidly expanding part of the North-east.

“Like many clubs in Scotland today, we have to find creative ways to generate additional revenue.”

The golf club has already received a lot of positive feedback about the proposed development from members and the community with more than 100 letters of support submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.

Earlier proposals for the land were withdrawn following concerns from planning officers and neighbouring residents regarding the size and design of the houses. Those concerns have been addressed and the house types redesigned and reduced in size to minimise the impact on adjoining properties. The current plans are for four detached family homes on Loch View, with three detached family homes on Kingswells View.