Donald Trump has been granted outline planning approval to include five areas of land not mentioned in the original scheme for his £1bn golf development on the Aberdeenshire coast.

However, an Aberdeenshire council committee said Trump International Golf Links would have to resolve land ownership issues before any of the five sites could be developed.

Some of the owners have said they do not want to sell, and Trump International might have to apply for compulsory purchase orders, which could only be granted by the full council.

Financial Times