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Judy's plans are in ruins as council kills dream

By Staff Reporter

Plans for Scotland's first purpose-built tennis centre, promoted by Judy Murray, have been rejected by councillors.

The centre at Park of Keir - between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan - included golf facilities and new homes, and attracted high-profile backers including Sir Alex Ferguson and Colin Montgomerie.

Campaigners against the development said the site was on valuable greenbelt land and council planning officers recommended it be refused.

A Stirling Council spokeswoman said: "Having carefully considered and discussed extensively all the arguments for and against this proposal, Stirling Council's planning and regulation panel has today refused the application for a development at Park of Keir."

Ms Murray had said she wanted to create a legacy to the success of her tennis hero sons Andy and Jamie, who have won grand slam tennis titles and led Great Britain to a historic Davis Cup win in November.

Earlier this month, Ms Murray said: "For us as a family, it is all about legacy of what Jamie and Andy have achieved."

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