US business tycoon Donald Trump has been left to fight a Scottish offshore wind farm plan on his own, after other concerned parties withdrew their objections.
Mr Trump has a $161m golf course in the vicinity of the planned European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
The tycoon has battled the plans for the 650ft structures to be built off the coast of his Aberdeenshire course at the Menie Estate but he will now carry on the fight alone after the MoD and RSPB Scotland withdrew their resistance.
EOWDC project spokesman Iain Todd said the change of stance by the MoD and RSPB was a huge boost.
He added: “The EOWDC partners hope for a green light on its consent application later this year.”
MoD chiefs at RAF Buchan had concerns about radar disruption if the turbines were built but will receive improved radar hardware to avoid interference.
The RSPB were concerned about impacts on bird species, but their worries have eased after studies showed the effect would be low, according to the Scottish Daily Record.
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