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Golf course project is given green light by the borough

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

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JCB has been given the go-ahead to start work on its new state-of-the-art golf course.

East Staffordshire Borough Council's planning committee unanimously gave the green light to the plan at a meeting last week.

Now landscaping work could begin as early as the autumn and JCB is aiming for the first players to tee off in 2018.

It is thought the course will employ 100 people in ground care and hospitality roles.

Permission for the 18-hole course was given despite an objection from a neighbouring homeowner fearing work on the course would damage his underground septic tank and the fact ancient woodland would have to be destroyed.

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