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Decision Delayed On Coastal Defence Plans For Trump’s Doonbeg Golf Resort

30th August 2017
Trump International Golf Links & Hotel at Doonbeg, Co Clare Trump International Golf Links & Hotel at Doonbeg, Co Clare Photo: Trump Hotels

#Doonbeg - Clare County Council’s decision on the controversial rock wall planned for the Trump golf resort in Doonbeg has been delayed till early next year, as the Clare Champion reports.

It follows the granting of a three-month extension requested by TIGL Ireland Enterprises, owned by the family of US President Donald Trump, to respond to a list of requests for information regarding plans to build a 3km coastal rock barrier.

The proposed coastal defence works for holes 1, 9 and 18 on the course, revised from a larger-scale plan late last year, prompted more than 30 submitted objections from environmentalists, surfers and some local residents in the public consultation that closed this past February.

Moreover, concerns remain within the local authority regarding the sea wall’s potential impact on the beach and dunes as well as the adjacent Special Area of Conservation, home to a rare species of snail.

Trump International Golf Links, purchased by the property tycoon before he became US president, is the Doonbeg area’s single biggest employer and has the support of most locals, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

The Clare Champion has much more on the story HERE.

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