Donald trumped in wind farm review case

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Donald trumped in wind farm review case

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Donald Trump has lost a legal challenge over an offshore wind farm near his golf resort in Aberdeenshire.

The US billionaire wanted a judicial review into his alleged claim Scottish ministers illegally approved the 11-turbine project in Aberdeen Bay.

A previous application by Mr Trump had been dismissed.

Scotland’s most senior judge, Lord Gill, has now ruled the earlier decision as legal.

The judgment followed a hearing which was held at court earlier this year.

A spokesman for Mr Trump was reported as saying “it’s impossible to have a fair hearing challenging wind farm applications in Scotland”.

The tycoon objected to the government decision in March 2013 to proceed with the £230m European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) scheme without holding a public inquiry.

Mr Trump believes it would compromise the view from his golf course at Menie.

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