Trump Company plans 500 new properties at Menie

Research – By Way Of Glenn Campbell, BBC Scotland political correspondent

Image copyright Trump Company Image caption The Trump Property is the branding for the planned venture (Artist affect of deliberate housing)

Those are lengthy awaited construction plans from Donald Trump’s company.

Ten years in the past he promised to spend £1bn and create 6,000 jobs growing a golf lodge in Aberdeenshire.

Through closing yr, the Trump Service Provider said it had spent a couple of 10th of that.

Much of the improvement was put on hang at the same time as they fought and misplaced a lengthy legal struggle towards an offshore wind farm.

It is now up and producing electricity.

Despite that, the Trump Supplier has made up our minds to put up a planning application for a brand new segment of the lodge together with 500 homes.

Those proposals diverge from the original making plans consent and are likely to contain a contemporary wrangle with the authorities.

But the native area is hungry for funding to offset the decline in oil and gas.

Donald Trump was simplest given permission to build on safe sand dunes on the foundation that the dimensions of monetary receive advantages could outweigh environmental concerns.

That financial get advantages has yet to be delivered.

Branded The Trump Property, the plan is to feature a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom cottages, priced from £295,000, to larger properties for more than £1m.

Image Copyright @BBCNorthEast @BBCNorthEast Image copyright Vattenfall Image caption The Ecu Offshore Wind Deployment Centre was once antagonistic through Donald Trump

Planning permission was once granted at the basis that the potential financial get advantages might outweigh environmental harm.

Turbine development

At the beginning of July, an immense North Sea wind power building off the Aberdeen coast which used to be antagonistic by means of Donald Trump generated its first power.

Eleven generators make up the eu Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

Power from the wind farm – advanced via Swedish energy group Vattenfall – is being exported to the National Grid.

Mr Trump had battled unsuccessfully in the courts to halt the mission, earlier than he changed into US president.

He claimed they might break the view from the golf route at Menie.

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