Greens today welcomed the decision by John Swinney to call a full public local inquiry to consider Donald Trump’s controversial plans for a golf resort in Aberdeenshire. Local campaigners have been arguing for a full inquiry, and the Greens have until today been the only voice in Parliament backing them.
Although today’s decision is welcome, Greens also warned that the previous Scottish Executive overturned the decision of the independent reporter to reject the M74 Extension. (1) With this in mind, the Green MSPs today urged Ministers to commit themselves to accept any criticisms that come forward through the eventual report into the Trump application.
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