Golf club seeks new security gatehouse

The golf club wants to build a gatehouse.

The golf club wants to build a gatehouse. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A CONGRESBURY golf club has applied for planning permission to build a gatehouse to provide additional security to the site.

Mendip Spring Golf Club, in Honeywell Lane, is undergoing changes on and off the course at the moment to improve its facilities.

The changes have led to a growth in popularity and it is thought a new gatehouse would improve security at the front gates.

In a design statement submitted to the council, the club says a gatehouse would provide accommodation for the family owners and a place from where they could operate the front gates electronically.

The golf complex has one 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole par three course.

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Building a gatehouse would enable the club to keep closer observation on golfers using the smaller course, which generally is more often used by players who are not members.

The design statement goes onto say the building would have no visual impact on the surrounding countryside either as it is far away from the main Brinsea Road.

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It says: “It is appreciated that the plot position is in a rural location. But the golf course is well established and a building exclusively for the use of this golf course would not present problems in terms of the environment or adjacent properties.”

North Somerset Council has received one letter of support of the application, with a neighbour to the course saying it would fit in well with the surroundings.

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