President's plan for north east
Trump plans luxury homes at £150m golf resort
Luxury homes feature in the plans (artist’s impression)
Donald Trump’s plans for a major leisure development and new community along Scotland’s north-east coast will take a step forward today when plans are lodged for a £150 million expansion of his golf resort.
The proposals include multi-million pound mansions among 500 homes within the Trump International Golf Links estate at Menie, near Balmedie.
The Trump Estate – as it will be known – will also include a residents’ gym, an equestrian centre and space for shops and offices.
Eric Trump, who leads the Trump Organisation with his brother Don junior following their father’s election to the White House, told the Aberdeen P&J: “The timing is now right for us to release the next phase of investment and the significant economic benefits this brings.
“Initial interest to our plans has been incredible and, subject to detailed planning approval, we are aiming to break ground next year.”
An independent economic assessment has been carried out, which estimates the development will boost the region’s economy by more than £250m.
It is understood the project will create 268 permanent jobs, along with 2,000 in construction while the buildings are being built.
However, plans for an eight-storey hotel have been scrapped, replaced by an initial 50 cottages.
The change has been influenced by market fluctuations following the oil downturn which has hammered the north-east economy.