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Coul Links, Embo under threat - RSPB petition

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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 21:01   #26
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Hi Ladybudd, and welcome to Birdforum. There's always lots going on, lots to learn, and I'm sure you will enjoy it greatly. Many thanks for making this your first post! Grateful for your support and time. Won't go on about the area, as it's all in the previous posts above, but a place where my heart is, so thanks once again for your time, conviction and action. Enjoy BF!

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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 21:09   #27
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LOL Ian.... I've never thought of doing that if I wasn't actually posting something; I'd have thought you'd get a message like "Your post is too short" if there was nothing there, but you don't. We live and learn, don't we.

There's various other ways too: click on Edit underneath your own post (must be done within 24 hours of posting it though), or click on Thread Tools at the top of the page and there's an option there too. Alternatively you can do it through your Control Panel. Not sure of any others off-hand.
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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 21:47   #28
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Lifelong Learning, Delia! I didn't know about the other (more easy...!) options.
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Old Tuesday 17th July 2018, 13:33   #29
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There's still a chance to save the rare habitat at Coul Links near Embo. Please visit the link below and sign -
https://e-activist.com/page/25176/ac...facebook-share
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The application has been called in by the Scottish government; I'm viewing this as positive, as the councillors had over-ruled the decision/advice of their officers.

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Yes, good news so far.
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Old Thursday 6th September 2018, 16:20   #32
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Came across the developer's website. They have a section called "Not Coul - not true". https://www.coullinks.co.uk/not-coul-not-correct

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"How will birds such as Oyster Catchers, Curlews and Cuckoos benefit from the Coul Links development?
Thanks to the development, birds will enjoy a better level of protection, as shooting on the SSSI will cease with the implementation of the golf course. The area will also see a large reduction in disturbance from footfall traffic once the course is built – particularly in winter months when the course is closed".

Shooting??? Eh??? Fake news indeed! And the second sentence really means wildlife enthusiasts will not be able to walk in this area. Grrr!

Govt consideration extended until 28 August. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...ed-in-england/

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Football?! - there are no such facilities, it's a wild area and somewhat remote. Looks like Warnock (developer) is getting desperate. He also said that the ecology will be improved and I commented on his fb page that he doesn't know what ecology means. And he went back on his word that he would withdraw if it got 'called in' to the Scottish ministers.
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It mentions "footfall" Ravis ie those who walk there, of which there will be less...

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Came across the developer's website. They have a section called "Not Coul - not true". https://www.coullinks.co.uk/not-coul-not-correct

This is an extract:

"How will birds such as Oyster Catchers, Curlews and Cuckoos benefit from the Coul Links development?
Thanks to the development, birds will enjoy a better level of protection, as shooting on the SSSI will cease with the implementation of the golf course. The area will also see a large reduction in disturbance from footfall traffic once the course is built particularly in winter months when the course is closed".

Shooting??? Eh??? Fake news indeed! And the second sentence really means wildlife enthusiasts will not be able to walk in this area. Grrr!

Govt consideration extended until 28 August. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...ed-in-england/

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Reduction in footfall, eh?

Is that him admitting that folk aren't going to visit the golf course? When his whole supposed economic argument for it was that he would bring MORE people to the area, who would spend more money there?

Make your mind up! The 2 things are mutually exclusive.
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Public Inquiry details are now out: The Inquiry will take place in the Carnegie Hall, Clashmore, Dornoch, IV25 3RG, starting at 10 am on Tuesday 26 February 2019, running Tuesday to Friday and expected to last around 4 weeks; public can attend to observe and there will be a live webcast.
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Thanks for the update Murmur.

Tell me, who shoots Oystercatchers, Curlews and Cuckoos these days?
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I'm following this on FB. I hope Scotland does the right thing this time. It should be a protected site for a number of reasons, one being a rare type of coastal habitat.
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Old Sunday 24th March 2019, 17:06   #40
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RSPB have asked for support to make a final attempt to voice concerns to the government before their decision is announced. I've just sent an email to various MSPs etc (there is a template which can be sent as is, however I added some things to strengthen it). If you are interested in voicing concerns, here is the link:
https://e-activist.com/page/39857/ac...content=b5_cta

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