Donald Trump’s controversial plans for a £1bn ($1.62 billion) golf resort in Aberdeenshire has won approval from the Scottish government.
The American billionaire has been fighting opposition by environmentalists to his plans to build what he claims will be the finest course in the world, complete with a five-star hotel, exclusive chalets, a golf academy, 950 timeshare flats, and a “Trump Boulevard,” according to an article on guardian.co.uk. Part of the resort will encroach on protected sand dunes near Balmedie, north of Aberdeen.
An original decision to reject the application, however, was viewed by business leaders as a lost opportunity for huge investment in the area, and a public inquiry was launched in June after the Scottish government called in the plans.
Even with the green light, Trump faces obstacles to making the project a reality, including raising the necessary capital. And a fisherman, Michael Forbes, whose farm lies in the middle of the site initially approved, has insisted he will never sell his land to Trump.marketing