But It'll Be A Core Links Course...

Frank Urquhart reports in The Scotsman that The Donald now wants to build homes at his Scottish golf development.

Ambitious plans by billionaire tycoon Donald Trump to build the "world's greatest golf course" in Scotland could be bunkered by proposals to include the development of hundreds of homes in the luxury resort.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the Trump Organisation is proposing to build 250 properties - 100 houses and 150 flats - on the site as part of the £300 million golf development on a stretch of environmentally sensitive links land on the Menie Estate, near Balmedie in Aberdeenshire.

Although no official plans have been lodged, Mr Trump has previously outlined a vision featuring a Victorian-style hotel and luxury clubhouse.

Now, the minutes of a meeting held on 16 January between officials from Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Executive and representatives of Jenkins and Marr, the Trump Organisation's Aberdeen architects, disclose that the tycoon also has plans for a housing development - which planning chiefs say could breach regulations.