09/10/2015

Donald Trump Launches Wind Farm Challenge

American businessman Donald Trump is challenging a planned offshore wind farm, at the UK's Supreme Court.

It is understood the property tycoon is opposing the Scottish Government's decision to grant planning permission for the 11-turbine development in Aberdeen Bay two years ago.

The renewable energy project would be located within 3.5km of his multi-million pound golf development on the Menie Estate.

The Supreme Court judges are expected to deliver their verdict later.

(LM)

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