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Donald trumped: or another country, another wind farm planned

TYCOON Donald Trump is facing a fresh battle over wind turbines at a new golf resort he has bought in the Republic of Ireland.

The billionaire businessman last week withdrew plans to build a second luxury golf course in Aberdeenshire after losing a legal battle to stop the construction of an 11-turbine wind farm off the coast.

He then revealed he had invested £12.4 million in the Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, in the south west of Ireland.

But a planning application has been lodged for nine 137 yard high wind turbines to be built just three miles inland from the course. It is due to be heard in six weeks' time by Clare County Council's planning committee.

The application is a revised version of a bigger proposal for 45 turbines at the site, which was turned down last year following a two-year legal battle.

It left people living in the area deeply divided with 79 landowners missing out on significant payments. Clare County Council's development plan indicates there is significant pressure to approve wind farms in the area to comply with national green energy targets.

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