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Golf course developments are now commonly asked to supply detailed information on the construction techniques and methods. It is recognised that although a course may be located, designed and managed appropriately, there is considerable potential for the construction phase to impact on the environment.

On site management, haul routes, contractor's compounds, soil stripping and mixing, earth shifting, landscaping, drainage and application of pesticides and fertilisers during construction and grow in all have potential environmental impacts. Increasingly, planning authorities and consultees within the planning process are keen for developers to pinpoint what the operations are likely to entail, and for details of measures to minimise the environmental impacts of these operations.

For some time now SGEG have received requests from a number of sources for guidance on the construction techniques associated with golf course development. In particular, we have often been asked how a construction methods statement should be presented, and what the contents of such as report should include. Given that all golf courses will involve similar construction procedures, although varied to a lesser or greater degree depending on the scale of the development, we have prepared the following generic guidance that will assist developers, architects and others in the preparation of this important piece of planning material.


For further references see the European Institute of Golf Course Architects



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