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Trump moves towards final showdown with local home-owners

8.29am 23rd September 2009 - Course Development - This story was updated on Friday, November 6th, 2009

It is understood that at least four local residents at Menie in Aberdeenshire are still refusing to sell their homes so that the land upon which they stand can be incorporated within the new Trump International Golf Resort.

BBC Scotland reports Mr. Trump‘s son, Donald Trump Jnr, as saying that the owners had been offered a premium on market value. Mr. Trump Jnr said the new offers were 15% above ‘high end’ valuations, and also included the right to use facilities such as golf and tennis. There would also be the option to buy new homes at the resort at the price it cost to build them.”

So far there have been no reports that any residents have accepted the new terms and it is understood that there are only a few months left if the Company is to start building within its preferred time-table.

If agreement is not reached compulsory purchase orders could be considered.

It had been thought that Aberdeenshire Council would debate the question of compulsory purchase at is meeting on 1st October but since the negotiations are said to be ‘continuing’ this debate may yet be postponed.

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