It has already turned into one of the most controversial developments in recent Aberdeenshire history.
But now, detailed images of the £150million community scheme at Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire have been unveiled to the public.
Aberdeenshire Council voted last week to sanction the 500-home expansion – in addition to the creation of 50 holiday cottages – at the Trump International Scotland development at Balmedie.
The proposal attracted a total of 2,918 objections – one of which contained a petition with 18,722 names on it.
Concerns raised included the potential impact on the local environment, schools and infrastructure.
But members agreed the project should be approved by 38 votes to 24.
As well as homes and tourist accommodation, the newest stage of the Trump Estate site will include community facilities, shops, restaurants and supporting infrastructure.
And now, detailed artist’s impressions show what the new Aberdeenshire community’s Town Hall could look like once it has been completed, while highlighting designs for the “MacLeod Square”, named after the mother of the US president.
Trump International Scotland has estimated that 2,000 full-time construction jobs will be created by the new project.
The authority’s decision to allow the 500-home development came shortly after local councillors granted permission for construction to tee off on a new 18-hole course at Menie Estate, next to the existing facility which opened in 2012.
Estate agents Aberdein Considine has said almost 500 people have already registered interest in the first 82 homes to be constructed as part of the latest expansion, which will include two, three, four, and five-bedroom cottages, townhouses and mansions – ranging in cost from £295,000 to several million pounds.
Sarah Malone, executive vice president of Trump International Scotland, said: This is a unique development on an incredible stretch of land, spanning the spectacular north-east coastline.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support this project has received, and greatly look forward to taking this important next phase of development forward.
“Mature woodlands, panoramic sea views, rolling valleys and access to our highly acclaimed, world-class golf and leisure facilities set the Trump Estate apart as a premium, distinct and very special place to live.”
The original plans for the project included a 450-bedroom hotel, but this was scaled down to the 50 holiday units by Trump International Scotland, which argued that changes in market conditions no longer made that proposal viable.