Donald Trump to fight court decision on offshore windfarm near his golf course

US presidential candidate Donald Trump said he will continue to fight against an offshore windfarm project near his Scottish golf resort after losing a battle in the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump to fight court decision on offshore windfarm near his golf course

Scottish government ministers had approved proposals for an 11-turbine scheme off the Aberdeenshire coast in 2013.

However, Trump, president of the Trump Organisation, said the wind farm would spoil the view from his luxury golf links at the Menie Estate and argued that ministers were wrong to give the project the green light.

He appealed to the Supreme Court after twice losing fights in Scottish courts. Supreme Court justices analysed the case at a hearing in London in October and yesterday they dismissed Trump’s challenge.

A spokesman for the Trump Organisation said the fight would continue on “every possible front”.

“This is an extremely unfortunate verdict for the residents of Aberdeen and anyone who cares about Scotland’s economic future,” said George Sorial, executive vice president of the Trump Organisation.

“The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will completely destroy the bucolic Aberdeen Bay and cast a terrible shadow upon the future of tourism for the area.

A panel of five Supreme Court justices heard that the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre project was a joint venture by Vattenfall Wind Power and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, which said that turbines would yield enough electricity to power 68,000 UK households over a year.

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