Authorities in Scotland have accredited plans by President Donald Trump’s household enterprise to construct a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, regardless of campaigning from environmental activists
Native district officers had already accredited the plan for the second course in September. Friday’s determination got here from the bigger Aberdeen council and is anticipated to be ultimate.
Environmentalists have criticized the primary Menie golf course for partially destroying the coastal sand dunes within the space, and say the second course might trigger the dunes to additional erode.
“The council sided with Trump Worldwide,” mentioned Bob Ward with the London Faculty of Economics’ Grantham Analysis Institute on Local weather Change and the Surroundings. “They accepted the financial case over the environmental case.”
The present 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 facet of Scotland.