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'Generous' offers for Trump homes

Donald Trump Jnr
Donald Trump Jnr said they were close to a final offer

The Trump Organisation has said it has made "incredibly generous" offers to the owners of four homes on land which forms part of its planned golf resort.

Some local residents at Menie in Aberdeenshire have been refusing to sell to US tycoon Donald Trump.

Mr Trump's son, Donald Trump Jnr, told BBC Scotland the owners had been offered a 15% premium on market value.

He said they had also been offered the chance to buy new homes at cost price, and the lifetime use of facilities.

Mr Trump Jnr said the the new offers were 15% above "high end" valuations, and also included the right to use facilities such as golf and tennis.

There would also be the option to buy new homes at the resort at the price it cost to build them.

He said: "We want them to continue to be part of the community for the long run."

Called in

He added of the offer: "It's pretty close to as final as it's going to get."

One of the owners, David Milne, reiterated he would not be selling.

Mr Milne said the new offer was a "joke" and said his property was not for sale.

David Milne
Resident David Milne said he would not be selling

Compulsory purchase orders could be considered if they do not succeed.

The Trump Organisation has already won outline planning permission for two golf courses, a "residential village" and a hotel.

Mr Trump has said his vision is to create the world's "greatest" golf venue comprising a world class golf course, a second 18-hole course, 950 holiday homes and 500 houses.

The £1bn proposal was originally rejected by a committee of the council before being called in by the Scottish Government and approved.

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