Trump golf resort go-ahead

The Scottish Government on 3 November 2008 granted outline planning permission for the development of a golf resort at Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, by Trump International.

The public inquiry into the proposed development found that the substantial social and economic benefits from the development outweighed any environmental detriments, and this played the most significant part in the decision of John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth.