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Trump blocked on plans to build wall around Irish golf resort

Trump International Golf Links Ireland Enterprises bought the 18-hole Doonbeg golf resort in 2014, which stretches 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) of Ireland’s Atlantic-swept coast.

But citing concerns about the impact of storms and erosion on a number of golf holes, the company applied for planning permission to erect “protective structures” to protect the land.

Permission to construct two sea barriers of 626 meters (2,053 ft) and 257 meters (843 ft) was originally granted by Clare County Council in 2017.

But in documents dated March 12, An Bord Pleanála, Ireland’s planning appeal authority, overturned the permission and rejected it citing fears the walls could damage coastal sand dunes natural.

“The main element of the development includes the construction of two new coastal protection structures on the dune side, one located at the southern end of the site and a second smaller structure to be located at the northern end,” said said the inspector. go plan.
“The Board is not satisfied that the proposed development would not result in adverse effects on the physical structure, functionality and sediment supply of the dune habitat,” the Board documents said.

A number of environmental and conservation groups, including Friends of the Irish Environment and Save the Waves Coalition, have made representations in the case, saying the walls could interfere with natural coastal dynamics.

Last year, a separate application by Trump International Golf Links Ireland Enterprises for 53 holiday homes, a leisure centre, restaurant and ballroom was approved by Clare County Council.

CNN has contacted the Trump Organization for comment.