New allies for Trump bid to block turbines

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 26/01/2012

GOLF and tourism bosses announced last night that they are backing Donald Trump’s fight to block plans for a windfarm off the north-east coast.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre is a £150million joint venture by utility company Vattenfall, engineering firm Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group.

But the 11 turbines, which would be built between Balmedie and Blackdog in Aberdeenshire, would be visible from the Menie Estate, where Mr Trump has built his championship links.

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