No Scotland? No Problem: Northern Ireland wants Trump's Golf Resort
Northern Ireland appears willing to fill the void, according to this story from the BBC.
A representative from North Antrim in Northern Ireland would welcome discussions with Trump for the sake of building the resort in his county.
“This area (North Antrim) already has a number of very good golf courses,” said Robert Coulter, MLA for North Antrim. “And as a largely rural constituency has plenty of room for another. It also has a stunning coastline like Aberdeenshire. I’d be only too happy to meet with Mr Trump, such a venture would really boost tourism in North Antrim and of course create jobs.”
The North Antrim coast, home to natural wonders Giant’s Causeway features coastal property that is equally or more scenic than the proposed site at the Menie Estate north of Aberdeen - though this proposed mega-resort wouldn’t exactly blend in with the very rural region. The resort will surely face opposition from environmentalists anywhere Trump goes.
Much like officials at local clubs like Royal Aberdeen pushed for Trump’s proposal to be accepted, N.I.’s two heavyweights, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush would surely welcome a third world-class course to strengthen itself as a golf destination, which is already home to some very fine solid-seconds like Ardglass, Castlerock and Portstewart.
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He then tried to browbeat the council into overturning the decision & handing him approval on a plate (illegal).
Pity the Scottish Exec seems to have given in to him & accorded him exceptional treatment outside of the accepted planning/development procedure.