Trump's golf plan stays on course
Donald Trump's £1 billion golf resort in Aberdeenshire could tee off by 2010; however a final decision is expected to be laid at the door of the Scottish Government.
Despite environmental concerns over the Menie Estate site, the proposals have won the support of Aberdeenshire Council. But, because the project is not part of the local authority's development plan, the final say will go to a higher power.
The development, which among other things includes two 18-hole links golf courses, a 450-room hotel and 950 holiday homes, has attracted more than three times the support of those writing letters of objection.
Work could start as early as next year, with project director Neil Hobday commenting: "There are clearly a number of phases but we are looking at the first golf course being open for play in spring 2010."