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Derbyhaven residents welcome planning delay on Golf Links site

Local society says 'biodiversity' is important

Residents in Derbyhaven have welcomed a decision to delay plans for redevelopment of the former Castletown Golf Links Hotel.

This week the planning committee deferred signing-off proposals to create a new 40-bed complex and 40 residential apartments.

It followed a planning officer's recommendation that the application should be refused due to its scale and potential impact on wildlife.

Those concerns have been dismissed by developer Dandara.

Tim Cullen is the chair of the Derbyhaven Residents' Society:

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