Civic society wants adventure golf re-think

PUBLISHED: 09:56 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:19 28 January 2013

Weston Civic Society is unhappy about Beach Lawns being used for a new adventure golf course.

Weston Civic Society is unhappy about Beach Lawns being used for a new adventure golf course.


CIVIC watchdogs have applauded a decision to scrap plans for a new adventure golf course at the southern end of Weston seafront.

The town’s civic society last year spoke out against plans to replace a traditional putting green and miniature railway with a ‘brash’ Golfantasia.

North Somerset Council has since reconsidered the idea, and is instead planning to locate the new attraction further north along the Beach Lawns.

The decision has been welcomed by the society, whose members said the idea ‘ought never to have been dreamed up’ – but now it wants to see the more gentile putting green revived.

In its Weston View newsletter, the society says: “Successful campaigning has persuaded the council that turning over the leafy and peaceful Beach Lawns Putting Green to American-style ‘adventure golf’ is very far from a locally acceptable use of the site.

“Something brash is still planned for further north on the Beach Lawns, where it could, after all, turn out to be slightly more in keeping than a log flume, but would still be a permanent invasion of yet another section of the Beach Lawns.

“In the meantime, is it possible to hope that the original putting green could revert to its traditional use with all its much-loved trees and bushes in a calm atmosphere?”

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