Thursday, May 27, 2010

In which I acquire a plot of land in beautiful Aberdeenshire

As regular readers will know, I've been a long term opponent of Donald Trump's plans for a golf course, hotel and housing development in Aberdeenshire. Suffice to say that I don't feel that he has shown sufficient respect for the democratic process, and he has been very unpleasant to people I care about.

I have to say I felt sick when I discovered yesterday that he planned to call this new development the Great Dunes of Scotland. Given the destruction to the Dunes and wildlife necessitated by this project, those words have a very cynical and taunting edge to them.

I find the idea that compulsory purchase orders could be used to remove local people from their homes to build this resort quite objectionable. Like Stephen, I've added my name to the list of co-owners of a plot of land in the middle of this development which will make the process of compulsorily purchasing the land a great deal more complicated. It's a similar idea to that tried out against the third runway at Heathrow which many signed up to.

If you feel as strongly as I do about this, please sign up to "The Bunker" and encourage others to do so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've added my name too. It's obscene for the local council to abuse the law to make more money for a grotesque like Trump.


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