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Trump rules out Menie CPOs

January 31 2011

Trump rules out Menie CPOs
In an uncharacteristicly conciliatory move Donald Trump has promised not to pursue any Compulsory Purchase Orders against families living on land earmarked for the tycoons Aberdeenshire golf resort.

Four homes standing in the way of the £750m golfing mecca, had been presumed to be the subject of a CPO from Aberdeenshire Council when planning permission was granted, but Trump has ruled this weapon of last resort out in favour of continued negotiation.

It is thought that no higher offers will be made to the residents to resolve the impasse, with Trump instead believed to be considering the use of trees to screen the “poorly maintained and unkempt properties” from the gaze of neighbouring golfers.

Speaking to the Press & Journal Trump said: “Press and Journal: “We have consistently said that we have no interest in compulsory purchase and have never applied for it.

“It remains part of the Scottish planning process but we have not, and will not, request that Aberdeenshire Council use their CPO powers to purchase houses.

“The only reason CPO was even brought up by our opposition is that they have consistently lost on every other front and this is the only way for them to continue to gain free publicity on the back of the Trump name.”

Tripping up Trump, the opposition Trump alluded to, said: “We're cautiously optimistic about Trump's announcement. Being able to trust Trump doesn't fill us with confidence.

“But for now, let's share a huge sigh of relief with the families of Menie, whose homes have been under threat for too long.”


One of Menie
#1 Posted by One of Menie on 31 Jan 2011 at 18:25 PM
Liar! It is on public record that Trump applied for CPO to Aberdeenshire Council
"Have you discussed the possibility with the Trump Organisation?
The council has been asked by the Trump Organisation to use its powers of compulsory purchase to acquire some areas of land which do not form part of the site for which planning permission exists.
Planning applications have been submitted for each piece of land and these are currently under consideration.

The exercise of compulsory purchase powers is an entirely separate matter and the Council will not consider the request until such time as these applications have been considered."

Shameful. Gareth Hoskins should also be ashamed. However the plans he produced cannot go ahead without the CPOs, and he is on record as saying that this will not be a 'world class' development without the extra land.

All architects are whores: P Johnson
he gives me the creeps
#2 Posted by he gives me the creeps on 31 Jan 2011 at 20:49 PM
He is a horrible being. It must be devastating to be one of the residents who have come under such public scrutiny.

Gareth Hoskins i hope you feel very uncomfortable........ (recession or otherwise!)
One of Menie ZZZZZZZZZ
#3 Posted by One of Menie ZZZZZZZZZ on 1 Feb 2011 at 13:44 PM
This conversion is sooooooooooo boring, please change the ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ . . . .
One of Menie
#4 Posted by One of Menie on 1 Feb 2011 at 16:30 PM
"conversion"? Sit up at the back there zzzzzzzzzzzz and take notice then you wouldn't sound such a tw*t.
One of Menie ZZZZZZZZZ
#5 Posted by One of Menie ZZZZZZZZZ on 2 Feb 2011 at 12:42 PM

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