Council approves Trump’s £5m clubhouse plans
Plans to create a new £5 million clubhouse at Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf resort have been approved by Aberdeenshire Council.
Trump International Golf Links applied for planning permission to replace its temporary clubhouse at the championship Menie Links with a permanent structure and council officers had recommended the plans were passed.
Mr Trump has said it would be “disrespectful” not to give the course the building it deserves.
Trump International initially received planning permission from the council for a permanent clubhouse in 2012, and opened a temporary structure in July that year.
The plans were approved at Aberdeenshire Council’s Formartine area committee subject to a number of conditions being met.
The businessman has said a hotel and second course will only proceed if a wind farm off the coast is rejected.
A spokesperson for Mr Trump said: “We are grateful to the council for their continued support and look forward to starting construction soon with a view to completing the clubhouse next spring.
“Our championship golf course and practice facilities continue to attract glowing international reviews and will soon be complemented by a world class clubhouse.”