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First look: Images of Donald Trump golf course revealed

The first images of Donald Trump’s contentious plans for a £1 billion golf resort in the north east of Scotland, designed by Gareth Hoskins, have been released.

The artist’s impressions show the planned “village green”, potential views from the homes – all of which will have a view of the Aberdeenshire coastline - and an aerial image of the site.

Trump’s plans,  which will eventually boast two 18-hole golf courses, 950 holiday homes, 36 golf villas, 500 houses, a 450-room hotel, conference facilities and a new clubhouse, will be on display to the public at the end of the week ahead of the developing the masterplan.

The plans for the Menie Estate resort have already received outline planning permission.

Gareth Hoskins Architects were brought in last year to take forward the masterplan for the project, replacing Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo.

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  • That's the Gareth Hoskins who went along to a recent planning meeting to support Trump's latest plans to compulsorily purchase local people's homes and land as these are now 'vital' to his 'masterplan', despite the inquiry being assured all the land he needed (including an SSSI) he now owned?

    For all the latest news on this see

    http://www.trippinguptrump.com/

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  • Petition against forcing people from their homes

    http://38degrees.org.uk/page/s/aberdeenshire

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  • CPO em baby! You can't have a par three with an elevated tee playing around a four-bedroom family home! That's just madness!

    Clear 'em out the way, and turn that area of special scientific interest into the mother of all bunkers!

    Come on Donny, tell those families they're fired!

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  • It's in reality a huge 'luxury' housing development, the golf is merely the planning excuse. Of course the CPOs may never happen, in which case will Trump pull out, blaming those pesky Scots who want to remain living in their existing homes? Hey, some things can't be allowed to get in the way of Trumpery profits!

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  • I think Aberdeen social services need called, that kid is just about to take a tumble off that high deck, his mother is paying no attention and father looks like he's interviewing 2 au pairs

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  • Stepford.

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  • Are these Eurofighters in the background from RAF Lossie ?
    Mother in short sleeves ,child in hooded anorak.I can feel the heat.

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  • Attracting Americans to fly in to play Golf is the sort of project we should not be doing. Specially with tons of concrete in a site of scientific interest.

    To the tune of "A Mans a Man for ah that":
    Some say that windmills look a dump
    Yet make their fortune with Donald Trump
    Building houses where other folk cannot
    They dinna care to save the planet.
    Fly wealthie yanks whit winna gie
    The Cash they din ken whit ta dee wie
    Is just a new polluting load
    To fill our new peripheral road.

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  • This is similar the the mess outside of Victoria, Canada at Bear Mountain: a glorified suburb with a golf course, and really more bent on developer money-grab. http://bearmountain.ca/
    At BM they only flattened the mountain and removed the trees to make this "golf resort", and yet forgot the housing for the 'worker bees' who will keep the resort up.
    Looks like Don is playing the same game.

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  • It's an absolute farce that CPO's could be levied on those poor bastards who, by sheer bad luck, lie in the way of an American tycoon wanting to make a quick buck.

    I hope they stand their ground and win, it was disgraceful enough that the national government stood in to overturn the original council's rejection of the plans in the first place and now this?!

    The only redeeming quality of this project is that Hoskins is on board so if it does get built it won't be some tacky faux-baronial monstrosity.

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  • Those images do look pretty convincing I must say, particularly the Apache reservation just on the horizon.

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  • No indeed not a tacky faux baronial monstrosity, but a monstrosity nevertheless. Hoskins really has sold out.

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  • I don't think - referring to the very first post - the hearing was for compulsory purchase. It was about approving a planning application. And I'd much rather have Gareth Hoskins doing this scheme than, say a big corporate 'design' machine with no knowledge of the area. Or care for that matter.

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  • I don't think - referring to the very first post - the hearing was for compulsory purchase. It was about approving a planning application. And I'd much rather have Gareth Hoskins doing this scheme than, say a big corporate 'design' machine with no knowledge of the area. Or care for that matter.

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  • Scotsman 1st September, report of the meeting.

    Mr Trump has asked the council for compulsory purchase orders for the privately owned land

    During today's meeting of the Formartine area committee, the architect behind the development, Gareth Hoskins, told councillors the extra land is "essential".

    Mr Hoskins said developers needed the land to ensure planners' conditions are met.

    Issues also surround the "visual impact" of the property, he said.

    "The decision has been taken to go forward with this, and if it is going to happen it has to be the best we can achieve."

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  • Tripping Up Trump http://www.trippinguptrump.com/

    Tripping Up Trump is a fresh energised movement standing up for the local people and environment threatened by Donald Trump’s development in Aberdeenshire.

    This real life story is no longer just about whether you agree or not with the controversial golf and housing complex. This is now about the human rights of the local people threatened by Donald Trump’s aggressive use of power. Trump is pushing to use compulsory purchase to clear local people from their land, not for a school, or a hospital, but for his profit.

    Worse still, Trump received outlined planning permission on the grounds that he had all the land he needed. This is why Tripping Up Trump stands strong, demanding that Donald Trump doesn’t abuse the law and locals affected by his controversial golf course.

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  • Here's Jonathan Meades on Trump (and Gareth Hoskins) BBC4

    http://www.trippinguptrump.com/links

    on youtube

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  • Forget all that. I've got a problem. My builder has gone and connected the bath and sink to the WC branch pipe rather than separately to the stack pipe. Building Control coming Monday for a nose around - do you think they'll stick me ? anyone got a good technical excuse I might give ? Help me !

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  • "My builder is an idiot"?

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  • I will believe this project when I actually see iot in the flesh...not artists impressions.

    I reckon the plug will be pulled on the back of a refusal to impose CPOs.This will be Trump's escape route .

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