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Donald Trump calls for public inquiry into Aberdeen wind farm

Mr Trump's golf course opens in July
Mr Trump claims the turbines would spoil the sea views for golfers

Donald Trump's lawyers have called for a public inquiry into plans for an offshore wind farm close to his Aberdeenshire golf course.

The £230m project is a joint venture by Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (Areg).

In a letter to Marine Scotland, the lawyers said no stone should be left unturned in establishing if there was any economic risk to the Menie resort.

The Scottish government said any correspondence would be considered.

The Trump Organisation's legal representatives also said that if a public inquiry was not held, they would pursue all legal remedies available.

The US billionaire claims the turbines would spoil the sea views for golfers on his course.

Several organisations, such as Scottish Natural Heritage and RSPB Scotland, have dropped opposition to the windfarm.

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