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£3.2k costs of Coul Inquiry

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It is not known when the decision over Coul Links will be announced.
It is not known when the decision over Coul Links will be announced.

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.”

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