Scottish authorities halt Trump golf course project
Two Scottish environmental agencies have voiced objections to the Trump Organization’s plans to build a second 18-hole golf course at the Trump International Golf Links in Scotland.
The Guardian reported Friday that the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) informed President Trump’s company that its current plans to expand the golf club violate sewage pollution, environmental protection and groundwater conservation rules.
Another agency, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), said the plans could breach national planning policy and the national marine plan because of the proposed course’s location in the area’s dune system, according to The Guardian.
That agency also said that parts of the course could be damaged by drifting dunes.
“It remains likely that in future coastal-edge dynamism would repeatedly disrupt and increasingly threaten elements of the golf course (whether tees, greens or areas stabilized to support them),” SNH said, according to The Guardian.
The objections are likely to further delay the Trump Organization’s plans to expand the golf club, which has already seen delays and setbacks.
SEPA’s concerns also make it more likely that the plans for the new course will be rejected by the local planning authority Aberdeenshire council, The Guardian reported.
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