According to a report by the Herald, the Trump Organization thinks that unlike other developers, they can simply build what they want and get the relevant permissions retrospectively.
(For some reason, BBC didn’t report on this. It would be easy to point out their articles about a related topic usually begin with calling it “an Aberdeen wind farm”, continue with “the one opposed by Donald Trump” and only then tell us its name, “European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre”, but heck, it’s a horrible name to give anything, even a wind farm.)
There’s nothing surprising in the news, that’s Mr Trump as we know him. There’s nothing surprising in his executive vice-president’s claiming they never built without permission, effectively accusing Aberdeenshire Council of being “ignorant of the facts”. We know that Mr Sorial’s interpretation of the word “fact” differs significantly from what you’ll find in a dictionary.
If anything, one might ask why it took the Council so long to wake up, or alternatively, why did they finally wake up at all.