BOSSES at a Wokingham golf course have revealed major plans to build a hotel and a health club, complete with spa facilities.

Sand Martins Golf Club on Finchampstead Road originally had planning permission for a hotel was granted in 1993.

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However this plan did not progress, and new proposals are far more expansive.

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Alongside the hotel and health club, which will come with a swimming pool, golf chiefs also plan to build a new function site, refurbish and extend the existing clubhouse and add a restaurant.

This development requires 3.15 hectares of land as Sand Martins "wish[es] to secure the long-term sustainable future of the Golf Club", as stated in their proposal.

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Almost 200 new car parking spaces will be added to the site to join the other 110 bays already at the club.

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Fifteen full-time jobs and twelve part-time posts could be created from the scheme.

Within their design statement, Golf Club bosses wrote: "The provision of guest accommodation with associated function and leisure facilities at Sand Martins Golf Club is essential to future proofing the business and ensuring long term access to golf as a sport."

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Not only do they envisage this growing their business, but they also claim Wokingham will benefit from it.

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The report added: "The local community will also be able to utilise the proposed facilities at the Golf Club and as such the proposed development will have benefits for the local community not only through the retention of the existing Golf Club on site but also through the additional facilities available."

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Despite this, four residents have objected to the plans.

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One wrote: "All traffic must enter via the main entrance. Currently this is a bit of a pain when you are on some

of the tees on the back nine.

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"Any increase I am afraid may make it unbearable."

The proposal fall under planning application number 193394 — details can be viewed here.

Public consultation will last up until 20 February.