Tycoon Trump's golf resort plan approved

BILLIONAIRE tycoon Donald Trump's plans for a massive golf resort in Scotland have today been approved, despite local opposition.

BILLIONAIRE tycoon Donald Trump's plans for a massive golf resort in Scotland have today been approved, despite local opposition.

The £1 billion project includes plans for two golf courses, a 450-bedroom hotel and housing, but part of it will encroach on protected sand dunes near Balmedie, north of Aberdeen.

As a result, the scheme was rejected in by Aberdeenshire Council last year.

But the plans were called in by the Scottish Government - and today finance secretary John Swinney said there was “a significant economic and social benefit” in granting the application.