Trump’s new golf course in Scotland gets underway despite environmental concerns

First modification: 17/10/2020 – 23:52

London (AFP)

Scottish authorities gave US President Donald Trump’s company permission to build a second golf course in northeast Scotland, despite local objections.

Plans for a new 18 hole golf course have been approved by the Aberdeen council.

The field will be called MacLeod, after the mother of the American president, Mary Anne MacLeod, and will be built alongside its current Menie Estate field.

Many local residents opposed the project, pointing to a loss of public space and the impact it would have on the water supply, private roads and nearby properties.

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency also objected, saying that the water management plan was inadequate and the environmental management plan inappropriate.

The American president also owns the Turnberry golf course in south-west Scotland.

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