Donald Trump plans to challenge wind farm ruling in Europe

Donald Trump plans a fresh legal challenge. Picture: Steve Pope/Getty Images
Donald Trump plans a fresh legal challenge. Picture: Steve Pope/Getty Images
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Donald Trump plans to take his legal challenge to an offshore wind farm to the European courts.

It follows the UK Supreme Court rejecting the US presidential hopeful’s appeal against plans for 11 turbines off Aberdeen, close to his golfing development at Menie.

The Trump Organisation said it was not planning to withdraw future investment in the North-east, despite the setback.

Representative George Sorial predicted the wind farm would not happen. The US businessman was taking on the Scottish Government, which approved the plan.

Former First Minister Alex Salmond said the latest court verdict left Mr Trump a “three-time loser”.

The Trump Organisation hit back: “Does anyone care what this man thinks? He’s a has-been and totally irrelevant.”

Mr Trump had begun his challenge to the decision to grant planning permission more than two years ago. He was angry at plans for the renewable energy development within sight of his golf course north of Aberdeen.