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Scottish council approves £150 million Trump housing plan

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Scottish council approves £150 million Trump housing plan

(Reuters) – A Scottish council has approved a 150 million pound ($185 million) plan by U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business to build 550 houses at his Golf resort north of Aberdeen, despite some local opposition.

The Trump Organization said the potentially lucrative housing plan would help fund the expansion of the luxury golf resort.

The Scottish authorities hope this will help develop tourism in the area, which has suffered from a decline in the oil industry.

Aberdeenshire Council said it had received 2,921 valid representations from the public about the plan, 2,918 of which were objections and just 3 supported the Trump Organization application.

(Reporting by Tom Bergin; editing by Kate Holton)