The company of US President Donald Trump has been cleared by Scottish authorities to build a second golf course in north-east Scotland despite local objections.
Plans for a new 18-hole golf course have been approved by Aberdeenshire Council.
The course is to be named MacLeod in honor of Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, and will be built alongside the current course on his Menie estate.
Many residents opposed the demand, citing the loss of public space and the impact it would have on water supplies, private roads and neighboring estates.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) also objected, saying the water management plan was inadequate and the environmental management plan was inappropriate.
The US President also owns the Turnberry Golf Course in southwest Scotland.
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