Furious billionaire lodges objection to windfarm Plea to Salmond
I’ll halt £700m resort plans over turbines, warns Trump
Donald Trump has warned that he will reconsider his plans for a £700million resort around his north-east golf course if a huge offshore windfarm is built nearby.
The US businessman is furious over Vattenfall’s proposals to build 11 turbines off the coast of Aberdeen and last night he drew the battle lines by officially lodging his objection with Marine Scotland.
He has also asked First Minister Alex Salmond to intervene, saying it would make other international developers think twice about investing in Scotland.
The structures, which would make up the £150million European Offshore Wind Development Centre (EOWDC), would measure up to 640ft high – twice the height of Big Ben.
Last night the billionaire said that the rest of his resort – a luxury £250million hotel, 950 holiday homes and 500 houses – would be “at risk” if the government backs the green energy scheme.
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