Community group behind renewed bid for Coul Links golf course reaches £150k fundraising target towards costs of submitting planning application
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Communities for Coul (C4C), the group behind a renewed bid to push forward with an ambitious plan for a championship golf course at Coul Links, Embo, has announced it has raised enough funds to make a planning application.
The group reported on its social media page that it had reached its "full funding target" of £150,000.
C4C went on to thank everyone who had contributed to its crowdfunder.
Its post stated: "We have received generous donations from individuals, and from local businesses. In a few cases, experts whom we engaged to write studies to support the planning application have waived their fees because they believe this is such a deserving cause.
"This means we have the funds to take us through to making a full planning application.
"Thank you so much to everyone who dipped in their pockets. We will do our very best not to let you down."
C4C submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to Highland Council in June 2022.
The notice lets the council know that it is intended to submit a new planning application for the golf course.
A public exhibition was held in Embo in August to showcase the plan.
However a coalition of conservation groups says it remains concerned about the impact the development could have.