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Belmont Golf Club.


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I don't play golf. Never have and never wanted to. Mind, there's lots that do and very soon they won't be able to play at Belmont because its going belly up.
It's going to the wall because the main building is listed, its roof is in a poor state of repair and some years ago the bloody Council refused a planning application that had large investment behind it. The planning application was hugely impressive and was going to create jobs, a spa and other pleasant things that would draw people in to spend their money.
Of course the Council decided that 'it being a listed building' it shouldn't be touched and so the application was refused, the building continues to fall apart and very soon it'll be no more.
Another nail in our coffin!

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This is,quite literally,allowing the rot to set in.

Absolute nonsense.Listed buildings need to be protected - but they also need to be useful and functional. If not, they will slide into such a state of decline, they will be beyond saving.

This is so short sighted.

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Not as simple as that. The club has consistently lost money (£200k per year) for many years. However, don't feel too sorry for the owners. They sold the business in the booming '90s for £4m then bought it back in the downturn for £1m. They have always held on to the top nine holes nearest to Belmont housing and will now sit it out 'til planning comes.

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