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Lone fisherman stands in the way of Trump’s £1 billion golf resort scheme

New York billionaire Donald Trump’s plan for ‘the world’s greatest golf course’ in Scotland has found the rough yet again

New York billionaire Donald Trump’s plan for ‘the world’s greatest golf course’ in Scotland has found the rough yet again, this time because a local fisherman is refusing to sell his land.

Trump has employed golf course architect Hawtree, US practice Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, as well as local architect Roger Laird from SMC Jenkins and Marr, to design a £1 billion golf course resort on the coast of Aberdeenshire.

The scheme, which will provide two 18-hole golf courses, 950 holiday homes, 36 golf villas, and 500 homes, had been recommended for planning approval but now looks in doubt after local resident Michael Forbes refused to sell his ramshackle family farm, which occupies 9ha of the land Trump feels is central to his plans.

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