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POLICY REC 8 - GOLF COURSES AND GOLF DRIVING RANGES

PROPOSALS FOR GOLF COURSES AND GOLF DRIVING RANGES WILL BE PERMITTED IF ALL OF THE FOLOWING CRITERIA ARE MET:

  1. THE PROPOSAL RESPECTS THE INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPE PATTERN; 
  2. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE BEST AND MOST VERSATILE AGRICULTURAL LAND (GRADES 1, 2 AND 3A);
  3. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY AFFECT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL, GEOLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGICAL VALUE OF THE AREA;
  4. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON THE CHARACTER OR AMENITY OF NEIGHBOURING AREAS;
  5. THE TRAFFIC GENERATED BY THE PROPOSED USE CAN BE ACCOMMODATED BY THE ADJOINING ROAD NETWORK IN BOTH PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TERMS;
  6. BUILDING DEVELOPMENT IS RESTRICTED TO THOSE FACILITIES ESSENTIAL TO SERVE THE GOLF COURSE, NAMELY, CLUBHOUSE INCLUDING CHANGING ROOMS,OFFICES, REFRESHMENT FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATED MAINTENANCE BUILDINGS. THE SCALE AND DESIGN OF SUCH FACILITIES SHALL PAY REGARD TO THE LOCATION OF THE SITE AND IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED WITHOUT DETRIMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT;
  7. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY AND SHALL, WHEREVER POSSIBLE, PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENHANCING PUBLIC ACCESS.

PROPOSALS FOR THE ILLUMINATION OF GOLF FACILITIES WILL BE PERMITTED WHERE THERE IS NO UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT UPON THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTER OF THE SITE, ECOLOGY AND RESIDENTIAL AMENITY.

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