Donald Trump halts construction of golf resort after blasting “ugly” wind turbines
Property tycoon Donald Trump has halted construction of a £750m luxury golf resort near Aberdeen while the Scottish government decides on proposals for a nearby offshore wind farm.
The billionaire property developer has frozen plans to build a second 18-hole golf course, a five-star hotel and a range of luxury villas, houses and timeshare apartments.
In a statement the Trump Organisation called on the Scottish government to reject the wind farm, which includes 11 turbines off the coast of Aberdeen Bay, warning that “it cannot allow the coastline to be ruined by an ugly industrial park directly off the shoreline”.
Construction of the scheme’s first golf course and a temporary clubhouse are due to complete in June.
The statement added: “We intend to open the championship golf course at the end of June, well ahead of schedule.
“All further plans for future development, including the hotel, are now on hold until the Scottish government makes a decision on the application for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
“If the North-east of Scotland is serious about tourism and creating a global golf destination it cannot allow the coastline to be ruined by an ugly industrial park directly off the shoreline.”