A community council has hit out at plans for an 81-bedroom nursing home at a major Aberdeen housing development.
Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council has distributed more than 400 leaflets to homes around the proposed development of a care home and four houses at the Hazledene development.
Originally developer Dandara received permission to build 50 houses on the site, however, it has now put in a new application for four dwellings and a nursing home.
Although the leaflet does not set out the community council’s view, it does urge people to submit their views on the planning application, which has been submitted to Aberdeen City Council.
William Sell, vice-chairman of Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council, criticised the developer for submitting the planning application.
He said: “This application is of great concern to the residents around the proposed development of the care home.
“There were around 16 or 17 people at the public meeting we held and every one of the them was against the development of a care home on the site.
“A number of reasons were given such as the amount of traffic it would take to the residential area, the visual impact and the silt which would be created when the building process is taking place.
“The Walker Dam has seen thousands spent on it over the last couple of years and some people are wary that silt could run-off the development and into it.”
Dandara said it would not comment on the plans until they came in front of councillors.