Scottish authorities have approved President Donald Trump’s family business to build a second golf course in Aberdeenshire, despite campaigning from environmental activists
Local district officials had already approved the second course plan in September. Friday’s decision came from a major decision by Aberdeen Council and is expected to be final.
Environmentalists have criticized the first Menny Golf Course for partially destroying coastal sand dunes in the area, and say the second course could further destroy the dunes.
“Council sided with Trump International,” Bob Ward said with the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. “He accepted the economic matter in terms of environment.”
Luxury hotels in existing golf courses and hotels have not been profitable since opening. Trump owns Turnberry, another luxury golf resort on the other side of Scotland.