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Trump estate expansion plan slammed

SCOTTISH Greens have criticised plans by Donald Trump to expand his estates in Scotland.

The US president, whose company purchased the historic Turnberry resort over six years ago, is reportedly seeking to build up to 225 second and holiday homes on land in Ayrshire. 

Plans unveiled by the Scotland on Sunday show plans for land adjacent to the resort which has been refused requests for rezoning to allow for development. 

The building would be completed over three phases, with shops and leisure facilities included — but no formal planning application has yet been submitted.

Politicians have called for an unexplained wealth order to be slapped on Trump, questioning the origins of his financing.

Scottish Greens MSP Patrick Harvie said: “We should be very wary of allowing Scotland’s name to be further associated with the toxic Trump brand. 

“The man himself is a delusional bully, an advocate of climate denial and other dangerous conspiracy theories, and he has actively promoted the views of fascists.”


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