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Revised plans submitted for The Angus Resort

10.59am 17th November 2021 - Courses

An updated masterplan for the construction of The Angus golf resort, hotel and spa in Scotland has been submitted to Angus Council for planning consent. 

Following a redesign of the original plans, which already have planning consent, the hotel will now offer 175 guest rooms, a rooftop sky bar and 1,900 sqm spa and leisure facility, along with Darren Clarke designed golf course, clubhouse and golf academy with driving range. 

The plans also include a total of 160 houses and 10 luxury lodges. 

The £100m development is set within 300 acres of land on the Shank of Omachie, above the long-established Forbes of Kingennie country resort, near Broughty Ferry. The redesign will maximise the views out to the Tay estuary and St Andrews.

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort owner Mike Forbes has already received planning permission in principle for The Angus, with construction due to begin on the golf course next summer if the latest designs are approved. 

It is expected that Angus Council will make a decision on the plans in early 2022, with The Angus due to open in 2024. 

Mr Forbes said: “The Angus is an unrivalled opportunity for Angus and Scotland. It is simply an iconic hotel and golf complex which will surpass anything on offer in the country. With a five-star hotel and spa offering, as well as the first signature golf course from former Open champion Darren Clarke, The Angus will create jobs and opportunities, generating significant income and boosting Dundee and Angus as a world-class tourism and leisure destination.”

The full development is expected to generate more than 300 full and part-time jobs, with a further 130 full-time equivalent posts and 285 additional employment positions during the construction and development phase. A hotel partner is expected to be announced in the coming months.

Mike Forbes, owner of the Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

The Forbes family has appointed an experienced team of partners to oversee the development, including 3D Reid architects, Ryden, Morrison Construction, Balgair, Manson Architects, Team Niblick (golf course design) and CPC (project management). Leveraged & Equity Global Capital has been appointed as financing partner.  

Mr Forbes added: “This is a huge project and a labour of love for me, my family and our planning team who have worked tirelessly to ensure we have a resort that the people of Angus can be proud of for generations to come. 

“We are committed to working collaboratively with the planning team at Angus Council to meet all the planning requirements to allow us to begin construction on this transformational development in 2022 so that it can be delivered by Morrison Construction.”

An artist’s impression of the planned clubhouse at The Angus Resort, which is scheduled to open in 2024
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