Golf club’s chalet plan
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A BID by golf club bosses to build three chalets and seven houses at their course to cater for visitors has been rejected by council chiefs.

Officials at Castle Park Golf Club in Gifford, in East Lothian, applied for permission for the development to compliment a revamp of its clubhouse, which has already
been granted planning approval.

The club contended that the golf chalets could accommodate visitors enjoying a round but concerned about returning home at night.

Officials added that the changes would help to draw more visitors to East Lothian, which already relies heavily on golf-based tourism.

However, the move was rejected by East Lothian Council following a number of complaints that the development would “severely impact the beauty of this area”.