Golf Club Given Go-Ahead For New Machinery Store

St Mary's Golf Club

The Golf Club will be allowed to erect a new wooden shed for storage of green–keeping machinery, but Council planners want the site changed so it can’t be seen from the Porthloo road.

They approved the 18m by 6m building, described as substantial, which would be constructed from pine stockade vertical boarding.

Although pittosporum hedges would partially screen it, Chief Planning Officer Craig Dryden thought it would be better if they moved it closer to the club house and he wanted to make sure that existing temporary sheds by the current tractor shed would be taken down too.

Councillor Amanda Martin felt the plan wasn’t clear and a number of points needed clarification and Councillor David Pearson questioned the new shed’s proximity to the 18th tee.

However, Councillor Roy Duncan felt it was important to support the golf club as their neighbours were closely connected with the project and had no issue with it.