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Donald Trump faces fresh wind farm fight near new Irish golf resort  

Credit:  STV | 16 February 2014 | stv.tv ~~

Tycoon Donald Trump is facing a fresh dispute over wind farms after it was revealed there are plans in place for nine turbines near his new Irish golf course.

The application was placed with the local council in County Clare for a total of nine 85 metre turbines just two miles south of Trump’s newly acquired resort in the town of Doonbeg.

The businessman this week revealed he would focus his money and time on Doonbeg Golf Club after losing a legal battle to stop a wind farm being built off the coast of his Scots course in Aberdeenshire.

But it can now be revealed that Trump is facing another dispute after a planning application was lodged for a wind farm near his new Irish resort

The application, by Clare Coastal Wind Power Ltd, states: “For grant of a ten year planning permission for development at a site in the townlands of Carrowmore South, Einagh and Shragh, approximately 2 km south of the village of Doonbeg.

“The development will comprise nine electricity generating wind turbines with a hub height of up to 85 metres and a rotor diameter of up to 82 metres giving an overall height of up to 126m, hardstandings, a control building, an electrical compound, a permanent meteorological mast, associated site roads, drainage and site works.

“The planning application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement ( EIS ) and a Natura Impact Statement ( NIS ).”

A decision is due on the proposal on March 30.

The Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare will be renamed Trump International Golf Links, Ireland and will offer golfers a 400-acre site on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.

Trump said in a statement this week: “We will appeal this decision and in the meantime we will be focusing all of our investment and energy towards our new acquisition on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland.”

It comes in the same week Trump withdrew plans for a second Scottish golf course days after losing a legal battle against a wind farm being built off the coast of his Aberdeenshire estate.

Trump lost a Court of Session legal case against the Scottish Government for an offshore 11-turbine wind farm being built near his luxury golf course.

But a spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council confirmed on Thursday that they were asked by the Trump Organisation to remove the application.

A spokesman for the council said: “We have been asked by the Trump Organisation to withdraw its recent application for a second golf course at the Menie estate.

“The organisation is, of course, welcome to submit further planning applications regarding the development in the future.”

See the Irish planning application here

Source:  STV | 16 February 2014 | stv.tv

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