Torquay clubs bows to local opinion

Torquay clubs bows to local opinion

Torquay Golf Club has ditched its plans to build a new club house, car park, driving range and houses on playing fields adjoining its course.

Local residents and sports clubs had objected to the plans which would have meant them losing use of the fields which include football pitches and BMX tracks.

Club chairman Tony Brinsley told a local newspaper: ‘Our position has always been to explore the feasibility of a concept that would enhance the course and facilities at the Club, as well as providing sports and leisure amenities for the local community. During our investigations we have engaged with various representatives from the local community.

‘The club has now completed the feasibility study and discussed the findings at length, taking into account the feedback to our proposals from the local neighbourhood as well as planning, financial and legal considerations. As a result, we have concluded that the club is not in a position to progress the proposed concept at this time.’

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