£3.2k costs of Coul Inquiry
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The cost to the tax payer of holding the Coul Links planning inquiry was £3200, a Government spokesman has said.
The hearing into the controversial plan for a championship golf course at Coul Links, near Embo, took place at Carnegie Hall, Clashmore, over a period of four weeks from February 26 to March 22.
A Scottish Government spokesman said that all the parties involved in the inquiry had been responsible for their costs.
He said: “The Department of Planning and Environment Appeals met the cost of the venue which was £3200.”
The independent reporters who presided over the inquiry are preparing a report and recommendations to Scottish ministers who will make a final decision on the proposal.
The spokesman said: “It isn’t possible to estimate when a final decision will be made. as the reporters have not yet been able to fully consider the evidence presented.”