Billionaire creating £750m golf resort says proposal for 11 offshore turbines will destroy natural heritage

Trump pledges to fight windfarm plan in new row with developers

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 08/12/2010

Donald Trump has again clashed with rival developers over plans to build a windfarm off the stretch of north-east coastline where he is creating a £750million golf resort.

The American billionaire has already started work on what he believes will be the greatest golf course in the world at the Menie Estate, near Balmedie. Each of the 18 holes at the championship course have been designed to offer dramatic views of the North Sea as players weave their way through the site’s sand dunes – which Mr Trump has named The Great Dunes of Scotland.

However, plans to site 11 turbines around three miles off the coast of nearby Blackdog have once again cast a shadow over his proposals.

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