Trump development to be considered later this year

An artist's impression of the proposed Macleod Square
An artist's impression of the proposed Macleod Square

A planning application for 550 homes at the Menie Estate near Balmedie will now be considered later this year.

The move comes following the receipt of additional information from the applicant, Trump International Golf Links Ltd.

The proposals include plans for community facilities, shops, offices, food and drink provision, landscaping and supporting infrastructure.

The application was initially expected to be considered this month but as further information has now been provided by the applicant, the planning service will now undertake further consideration and consultation.

An updated report will first be brought back to Formartine Area Committee for comment before determination at a full meeting of Aberdeenshire Council, dates to be confirmed.

Director of Infrastructure Services Stephen Archer said: “This is being dealt with as a major application and as such it is essential that elected members have as much information as possible to allow them to make a considered decision.

“With this additional detail being presented to us by the applicant it is only right that it is given equal consideration to the information we have been working with to date.”