Scottish government approves offshore wind farm bitterly opposed by Donald Trump

The Scottish government has approved an offshore wind project that has drawn the ire of Donald Trump, who owns a luxury golf resort nearby.

The American tycoon said Tuesday he would bring a lawsuit to stop the 230 million-pound ($349 million) development, which consists of 11 wind turbines planned off the coast near Aberdeen in northeastern Scotland.

Trump bought land north of Aberdeen in 2006 for the sprawling resort, which opened last summer despite strong local opposition. He was due to add a luxury hotel to the site, but he has said he will not continue until the wind farm project is rejected.

He criticized the government's approval of the wind farm as a "purely political decision" that would ruin tourism and natural beauty in Scotland.