Monday, November 3, 2008

Trump Plan Gains Approval

Breaking news on Sky reports that The Scottish Government has given Donald Trump permission to build his £1bn golf resort.

The American mogul's plans were rejected in controversial circumstances by Aberdeenshire Council last year.

But they were later called in by the Scottish Government and finance secretary John Swinney said today there was "a significant economic and social benefit" in granting the application.

Mr Trump was given outline planning permission for the resort, which will include two championship golf courses, a five-star hotel and housing. While he has enjoyed support from local business chiefs, environmental groups have opposed the development, as part of it will encroach on protected sand dunes near Balmedie, north of Aberdeen.

The Minister responsible, John Swinney said: "I am content that there has been an efficient, transparent and inclusive process, led by Scotland's Chief Reporter, which has taken account of all of the relevant issues and the views expressed before, during and after the public inquiry.

"Having given careful consideration to the issues and arguments, I agree with the Reporters' findings and reasoning, and with their recommendation that outline planning permission should be granted, subject to the satisfactory prior conclusion of necessary legal agreements."

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