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Wednesday
Feb272013

Bushmill Dunes Going Forward After Legal Challenge Dismissal

Telegraph Reporters reports on the controversial development overlooking Giant's Causeway getting the green light after a National Trust legal challenge was dismissed.

The 18-hole David McLay Kidd design was not as much the issue as was the high end hotel overlooking one of the world's wonders.

The Trust launched a fierce campaign of resistance because of the close proximity of the proposed 18-hole championship course, luxury hotel and holiday accommodation to the Causeway and sought a judicial review of the minister's decision to approve the application – one of the most significant since the power-sharing executive was established in Belfast.

Dr Hanna was not in court for today's judgment, but afterwards declared work would begin as soon as possible. It is likely to begin towards the end of the summer and take at least two years, maybe three, to complete.

Plus the R&A will have a posh place to stay when they finally take the Open Championship back to Royal Portrush!

Hey, I'm dreamer.

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McLay Kidd? Oh dear...can the judgement be appealed?
02.27.2013 | Unregistered Commenterlawrence Donegan
Maybe Dr. Hanna could send his lawyers to Rio and help out the Olympic golf people!
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
McLay Kidd ... is he still designing golf courses?
Yes, Geoff; you are a dreamer - the Open isn't going to Royal Portrush in my lifetime, or even yours. Wonderful course; but until the political (and consequently violence) problems in NI have been shown to been solved for period of 25 years, the R&A aren't going anywhere near it. But it's good to dream!
02.28.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfourputter
fourputter, what year are we in? During our week in NIR the only place we had any trouble at all was in Portrush, has a bit of an edge to it. Not that I mind that ;0)
02.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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