Aberdeen project back on track?

The planned golf and housing development on the Ury Estate at Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, may be back on the table.

Farmer John Forbes bought the estate earlier this year for a sum believed to be in the region of £5 million, after the former owner, FM Developments, which had planned to build the golf estate, went into liquidation. Forbes was a shareholder of FM, and said he planned to farm the land for the moment. Jack Nicklaus's firm had been down to design the golf course.

Now, though, new planning applications for the site have been filed with Aberdeenshire Council. One application relates to 51 houses, while the other, which covers the development of the golf course. The applications were filed at the end of August; it is not yet clear when the council will consider them.

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