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September 26 2019

The Trump Organisation win consent for 550 Menie homes

The Trump Organisation has obtained planning permission to build 550 homes at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire in addition to a range of shops, a ‘town hall’ and a second 18 hole golf course alongside the existing range.

Covell Matthews Architects have drawn up templates for a variety of traditionally styled houses from cottages through to £1m plus mansions complete with orangeries.

Outlining the planned development The Trump organisation wrote: “Every aspect of The Trump Estate has been developed with an understanding of the great natural heritage and architectural vernacular of the region, giving The Trump Estate a distinct identity. The housing has been laid out in a traditional way, bringing the dwellings closer to the street front and placing an emphasis on walkable neighbourhoods”

There will be no on-site affordable housing however after Aberdeenshire Council agreed to a commuted payment to provide accommodation elsewhere. Some three hectares of trees would also be lost to construction, replaced by more than five hectares of compensatory planting.

The residential vision follows the abandonment of plans to build a five-star hotel as the centrepiece of a £1bn golf resort.

A town hall will stand at the heart of the planned community
A town hall will stand at the heart of the planned community

9 Comments

Jackfruit Tostadas
#1 Posted by Jackfruit Tostadas on 26 Sep 2019 at 15:12 PM
I've just been sick in my mouth.
Orangeries will be provided
#2 Posted by Orangeries will be provided on 26 Sep 2019 at 18:49 PM
One for 'Nazi Megastructures - the town planning years'.
Broken windaes
#3 Posted by Broken windaes on 26 Sep 2019 at 22:43 PM
'town hall at the heart...' As if any of the soulless ****s that will exist there have ever owned a heart!
TowerOfPower
#4 Posted by TowerOfPower on 27 Sep 2019 at 09:31 AM
I think it looks really nice. It's amazing that we have a world leader making such an investment in our country. Thank you Mr President.
Asimov
#5 Posted by Asimov on 27 Sep 2019 at 09:49 AM
When it comes to Mr President, I'll stick with 'Coco Jambo'.
mick
#6 Posted by mick on 27 Sep 2019 at 14:03 PM
Turf out The Trump Tasteless Tossers
Negan
#7 Posted by Negan on 30 Sep 2019 at 12:26 PM
This will make an excellent set for the Walking Dead come the zombie apocalypse
FitzHat
#8 Posted by FitzHat on 1 Oct 2019 at 08:47 AM
The Golfing Dead
rm kartoffell
#9 Posted by rm kartoffell on 2 Oct 2019 at 15:27 PM
Looks lovely, tasteful, and to be frank is one of the best development proposals I've seen in Scotland in terms of longevity of design, ie not just metal boxes which will be dated within 5 years.

Seems that Trump derangement syndrome has effected the comment section of urban realm, as any other developer proposing this would be lavished with praise. Sad.

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