By Michael Northcott Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Wind farm near golfing resort Trumps Donald's plans

Planners in Aberdeen have granted consent for a large wind farm to be built by the coast, right in front of Donald Trump's proposed new hotel for his golfing resort.

Brash American loudmouth Donald Trump has received a kick in the pants today, after the Scottish government gave planning consent for a large wind farm just off the coast near Aberdeen. The farm will blight the sea views from Trump’s proposed 140-room hotel and new mega golfing resort in Scotland. 

The wind farm will consist of 11 turbines capable of generating enough electricity to power almost 50,000 homes. In a statement, Scottish energy enterprise and tourism minister Fergus Ewing, said: ‘The Scottish government is committed to the successful and sustainable development of an offshore wind sector, which could lead to a potential generation of over £7bn to Scotland’s economy and support up to 28,000 direct jobs.’

Obviously, the beautiful views Trump was counting on will be marred. He has accused the Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond of being ‘hell-bent on destroying Scotland’s coastline’, and said he thought the turbines were ‘monstrosities’. Not like your big hotel then, Donald?

Trump will not find much sympathy for his resort’s plight: campaigners have fought for years against the creation of the golfing resort. They claim that Trump’s company bulldozed hundreds of acres of sensitive sand dune structures in the beach area, and that he rode rough shod over legislation that protects designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Blustered Trump: ‘We will be bringing a lawsuit within the allocated period of time to stop what will definitely be the destruction of Aberdeen and Scotland itself. We will spend whatever monies are necessary to see to it that these huge and unsightly industrial wind turbines are never constructed.’ We suspect that his concern is not the ‘destruction’ of Aberdeen or Scotland however…

Whether or not Trump will be able to put a stop to the turbines remains to be seen, but for now, it’s certainly got the wind up him. Perhaps he’s worried that turbulence from the blades will upset is famous and intricately sculpted hairdo…

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