BILLIONAIRE TELLS MENIE RESIDENTS COMPULSORY PURCHASE IS OUT

Trump lifts threat of eviction at resort site

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 31/01/2011

Donald Trump has lifted the eviction threat hanging over families living around his planned £750million Scottish golf resort – declaring that he will not ask for compulsory purchase orders to be used against them.

After nearly two years of speculation, the US developer has said he will not request local government intervention to secure four homes – Mill of Menie, Menie Fishing Station, Hermit Point and Leyton Cottage – which he has included in his plans for the Menie Estate, in Aberdeenshire.

Mr Trump was granted planning permission to add the properties to his proposals in May 2009, despite the absence of an agreement to buy them.

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