Jack Nicklaus designed golf course wins approval at Ury
April 29 2016£80m golf-led development of the Ury Estate, Aberdeenshire, supported by Jack Nicklaus has won the backing of planners including new housing and conversion of the historic Ury House to form a five-star hotel and clubhouse.
Masterminded by the FM Group and William Cowie Partnership work to renovate the crumbling mansion is already well underway with a roof now in place for the first time in at least 50 years.
Nicklaus said: “We hope the golf course will be an enormous source of pride for the community, and provide a golf experience at Ury Estate that will only enhance tourism and strategic growth, but will absolutely protect and even enhance the existing environment.”
Built in 1855 to designs by John Baird Ury House has its roof removed in 1959 in order to avoid taxes and has lain derelict ever since.
FM Group are also behind plans to develop a supermarket and hotel on the Ury Estate which has also been recommended for approval.
Concerns have been raised at the felling of historic woodland to make way for an associated residential development
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