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Royal North Devon Golf Club literally staring into the abyss!


England's oldest golf course which sit on land designated as a site of specific scientific interest, is being washed away by the recent storms. 15metres of land has vanished from behind the eighth tee, the culprit, Storm Eleanor that earlier this month battered the UK.

General manager Mark Evans said, "we could lose the seventh green in early February with the high tides predicted and the wrong wind conditions". The seventh green is now much closer to the shoreline with debris strewn across the links course. Natural England, which controls the land, said it had no plans to improve the sea defences.

Also, at risk is a landfill site in use up until 1995. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of rubbish which would be at risk of being washed into the sea and leading to an environmental disaster."

Jane Whittaker, leader of Torridge District Council said a meeting between all the agencies involved is being set up.

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