Donald Trump stands firm on windfarm

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Donald Trump has reiterated that any future work on his golf course development in Aberdeenshire will remain on-hold until such times as plans for an off-shore windfarm near the property are withdrawn.


The American tycoon was speaking as he outlined his vision for the Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, which he purchased in a reported £35m deal earlier this year.

To date, only the first of two planned 18-hole championship courses at Trump International Golf Links Scotland, near Balmedie, have been completed, along with a driving range and short game area. A temporary clubhouse is also in place, with plans for a second course, a luxury hotel, and housing all in limbo until the plans for an off-shore windfarm are defeated.
"Wind power doesn’t work." - Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been vociferously opposed to the plans, insisting that, as well as ruining the view from his course, the windfarm will also have a negative impact on the environment and wildlife – and he today insisted that’s a stance that he has no intention of compromising on.

He said: “Wind power doesn’t work, it’s unattractive, kills thousands of birds every year, reduces the value of homes, and requires massive subsidising, which comes direct from taxpayers – apart from that, they’re great.”

General Views of Trump International Golf Links Golf Course

Trump added that he would like to complete the development but is quite prepared to stand firm in what he called his ‘little argument’ with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, whose Government approved plans for the windfarm.
"I believe that I have created a masterpiece and this windfarm will damage it." - Donald Trump

“I actually have a tremendously good relationship with Aberdeen and, certainly, the people of Aberdeen,” he said. “However, I have halted further investment until I find out what is going on with these proposals.

“Alex Salmond is actually somebody who I respect but I disagree with him on this matter. I like him but I have to hold firm because I believe that I have created a masterpiece and this windfarm will damage it.”

Donald Trump vs The Windfarm


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