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Appeal: Trump given green light for ‘excessively high’ flagpole

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President-elect Donald Trump’s Trump International Golf Club Scotland has won its appeal for retrospective permission to erect a flagpole at the Balmedie site, despite the council’s view that the pole is “well in excess” of typical flagpole heights.

Aberdeenshire Council said an average flagpole of this type is usually between six and 18 metres high – and that the proposed pole, at 24.9 metres, is well in excess of this “without any particular justification”.

Reporter Claire Milne agreed that the difference in height between the pole and existing adjacent buildings is “noticeable”, but ruled that as it i.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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