Authorities in Scotland have authorised plans by U.S. President Donald Trump’s household enterprise to construct a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, regardless of campaigning from environmental activists.
The Aberdeen council revealed paperwork Friday exhibiting it gave full planning permission for the event, topic to some situations corresponding to measures to attenuate the flooding danger on the website, situated on Scotland’s northeast coast.
The 18-hole golf course, to be named MacLeod after Trump’s mom, Mary Anne MacLeod, can be constructed subsequent to the unique Trump Worldwide golf resort on his Menie Property, north of Aberdeen, which opened in 2012.
Native district officers had already authorised the plan for the second course in September. Friday’s choice got here from the bigger Aberdeen council and is anticipated to be closing.
Environmentalists have criticized the primary Menie golf course for partially destroying the coastal sand dunes within the space, and say the second course may trigger the dunes to additional erode.
“The council sided with Trump Worldwide,” mentioned Bob Ward with the London College of Economics’ Grantham Analysis Institute on Local weather Change and the Setting. “They accepted the financial case over the environmental case.”
The prevailing golf course and luxurious resort on the property haven’t been worthwhile since they opened. Trump additionally owns one other luxurious golf resort, Turnberry, on the opposite aspect of Scotland.