AN APPEAL to build an extra 170 homes at a North-east site has been thrown out after a hearing at the Court of Session.
Stewart Milne wanted to build the homes at Schoolhill, Hillside, by Portlethen.
But it would have required an existing cap on the development of 870 homes on the land to be lifted.
Kincardine and Mearns area committee rejected the plans last year.
Concerns were raised about the impact the development would have on the school roll at the new Hillside School.
Concerns were also raised about the impact the development would have on the local medical centre.
The developer’s appeal to the Scottish Government’s directorate for planning and environmental appeals was also rejected at the end of last October.
Now, an appeal to the Court of Session over that decision has been thrown out.
The court agreed the reporter was right to rule the development would have an impact on educational provision in the town.