Highland Council yesterday launched a consultation on a proposal to dispose, by new lease, of an area of Common Good land to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club (RDGC).
The club is the existing tenant of the land and wants reorganise its lease to enable the creation of a new and bigger clubhouse.
It took on the original lease of the land in 1973 at a peppercorn rent of £150 a year, though the area rented has changed over the years due to some land being surrendered and additional areas taken up.
RDGC now wishes to rent an area of more than 200 acres and to construct an improved clubhouse facility.
The purpose of the proposal would allow for the complete lease area footprint to be contained within a single and modern 99-year lease, which would also include the new agreed rent figure of £2,500 per year, together with a provision for regular five- yearly rent reviews.
The council is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal and all submissions will be given full regard before a decision on whether to proceed is made.
The consultation runs for eight weeks and will close on Tuesday, March 10.
The full consultation document and guidance is available on the Highland Council website.
The council is asking for written responses either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Sara Murdoch, Highland Council HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.
All consultation representations, responses and any final decision will be published on the council website.