More than 300 comments have been lodged in relation to a housing development at Donald Trump’s golf course.
Plans were lodged with Aberdeenshire Council to build 550 houses and associated infrastructure at Trump’s Menie Estate in Balmedie.
Since the plans were published on the council website, 334 members of the public have been leaving comments, some from as far away as America.
Sarah Malone, executive vice president at Trump International, said: “Politically motivated and vexatious objections are not relevant within Scottish planning law.
“This project has tremendous support regionally, nationally and internationally and already has several hundred registered notes of interest.”
According to Aberdeenshire Council, objections can be raised by anyone, but each objection must be rooted in planning law.
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A petition has also been set up to halt the plans, and has so far reached 18,823 signatures.
Speaking about the petition, Ms Malone said: “The premise of the petition is fundamentally flawed.
“Trump Aberdeen already has outlined planning approval for its plans, which include residential homes, hotel and leisure accommodation and a wide range of resort facilities that will further enhance the world-class golf course on property and significantly improve the amenities in the local area.”
The £150 million project plans to build 500 homes for sale, 50 holiday cottages and adjoining services.
As part of the proposals, shops, leisure facilities and office space will also be erected.
The original application for the golf course also proved controversial, with protests over the US President’s treatment of landowners and the local environment being criticised by campaigners.