THORNHILL Estates plans for Huddersfield Golf Club have been given short shrift by club officials.
President David Balderstone has issued a letter on behalf of the board to all members In it he states that the landowner cannot make any changes unless agreed with the club within the terms of the current lease which still has over half a century to run.
Mr Balderstone states: The Board wishes to advise members that, whilst it is aware of the landlords aspirations for the club which have been discussed in meetings over the years in the most general terms, absolutely nothing has been agreed with the landlord in respect of any alterations to the club or the course.
As the clubs lease has more than 50 years to run, nothing can be imposed on the club in that agreement.
In the plans Thornhill Estates proposes:
l A new hotel and spa
l Improvements to the course to eradicate steep walks and sloping fairways
l A nine-hole academy course for beginners
l A nine-hole pitch and putt course
l A golfing academy, including a 300-metre driving range
l Planting trees to obscure the view of Fixby Waterworks and pylons
l Creation of woodland walks, cycle routes and bridleways.
The plans were handed to Kirklees Council earlier this year as part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) consultation.