Clare County Council has confirmed that the application for the coastal protection works near Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare, has been withdrawn.

The hotel, owned by US President-elect Mr Trump, had proposed building a 2.8km sea wall along a public beach to protect the golf resort.

The wall would have been 4.5 metres in height and built from rock.

Last night at the opening of the public consultation on revised plans for coastal defences at Doonbeg new plans were displayed that did not include the previously proposed wall.

Clare County Council confirmed the wall was withdrawn by the applicant last evening.

According to Friends of the Irish Environment, new planning permission is to be submitted proposing sheet metal piling and rock armour for 650m at one end and 200m at the other end of the dune system.

Two golf holes will be relocated inland on the course, it said.

Trump Hotels said it estimated that 15-20m of dune face at the edge of the golf course has been eroded since 2002.

Its new plans involve putting in sea defences to protect the first, ninth and 18th holes covering about 600m at the south end of Doughmore and 250m at the north end of the bay.

A planning application will be made to insert metal sheet piles into the ground on the golf course and lay limestone boulders on the base of the piles. It said the defence would be invisible and covered by sand and a cobble bank at the back of the beach.

Trump Hotels said the work would be "wholly within lands owned by the golf course".

It said: "There would be no material effect upon the adjacent SAC (Special Area of Conservation) areas."

Trump Hotels reiterated that it was closely considering expanding the Doonbeg resort to include more accommodation, leisure facilities and a banquet hall but that this was "fundamentally dependent" on erosion protection measures.

It said all efforts at soft management of the coastline have failed and efforts to readjust the course have been expended.

Joe Russell, general manager at Doonbeg, said the original plans were revised because of time pressures, after listening to concerns and because the resort could not afford another lost season due to storm erosion.

"That's time I don't have," he said.

Mr Trump's son Eric is responsible for overseeing Doonbeg and was understood to have been centrally involved in the revised plans.

"We listened to what people had to say. This is a reduced version of the original proposal. What it serves to do is to protect the holes that are under immediate threat," Mr Russell said.