Aberdeen Golf and Timeshare Resort a Little Closer to Reality

For several months, I have been writing updates on Donald Trump’s progress (and lack of progress) in building a luxury golf resort with a hotel and timeshare units near Aberdeen, Scotland.

Trump’s project has faced multiple stumbling blocks, not the least of which has been a Scots farmer, who stalwartly refuses to sell his farmland to the Trump organization. Other objections have included the environmental impact the resort will have on native grasses and wildlife, on the coastline ecosystem, and on the peaceful lifestyle the area’s residents currently enjoy.

If Donald Trump has his way, the Trump organization will build a five-star hotel, two golf courses, approximately 500 luxury homes, and nearly 1000 timeshare units, five miles north of Aberdeen. Trump’s plan is to create a golf mecca to honor his mother, who was born on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis.

On November 20, the Aberdeenshire Council Formartine Area Committee met for nearly three hours, again hashing out the pros and cons of permitting the construction of Trump’s resort and timeshare units. Although the committee eventually issued approval of the plans, (voting 7-4 in favor of the golf resort) ministers of the Scottish government still have the option to halt the development at any point along the way.

The UK Daily Record reports that opponents of the resort and timeshare development call it a “gated community for the super-rich” and that opponents fear it will ruin the coastline. Supporters say the hotel, golf course, and timeshare units will create 6000 much needed jobs.

Donald Trump claims that approval by the Aberdeenshire committee is “a tremendous victory.” But an environmental activist group, known as Sustainable Aberdeenshire, plans to continue its fight against the golf resort and timeshare units. They claim that the project’s application is “legally flawed” (according to The Scotsman) and make further claims that Trump’s implied promise of attracting the British Open to the course will never happen. Climatic conditions along the coastline periodically result in blinding fog that, although infrequent, happens often enough that the threat of heavy fog is sure to scare away planners of such a prestigious and significant golf event.

Something tells me the controversy around this hotel and timeshare units is far from over, so expect me to keep passing along updates as they come my way. Be sure to also read our Timeshare Owners Blog tomorrow, when I’ll be writing a related post about one of the few times that someone has pulled one over on Donald Trump.

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