Plans for a new North-east village that included community facilities have been withdrawn.
Chap Group had wanted to build the houses at Park Quarry near Drumoak on Deeside.
The development, known as Kincluny Village, would have seen the quarry transformed from a brownfield site into a new community.
A decision to withdraw the proposals was posted on Aberdeenshire Council’s planning application website.
As well as the 1,500 homes the plans included a village centre and new community hub.
Chap Group first outlined its proposals for the development in 2011.
Since then they have faced some resistance form the community.
Crathes, Drumoak and Durris Community Council raised concerns about the need for development of such a scale and in that location.
A pre-determination meeting in October saw residents air their concerns to the would-be developer. The plans had attracted 76 public comments, all of which were opposed.
Corinne Ogilvie, on behalf of Banchory Community Council, was also one of the objectors.
She said: “In relation to the application for the new community of 1,500 dwellinghouses, village centre, community facilities and employment uses, Banchory Community Council wish to object.
“The proposals are not in line with the local development plan.
“The new village would essentially be a commuter village for Aberdeen as there are no real employment opportunities on site or nearby to employ people.
“The number of houses on site is excessive and unsustainable and doesn’t integrate well with existing settlements in the area.”
A supporting statement from Halliday Fraser Munro, on behalf of the Chap Group, said: “It is undeniable that there is a significant shortfall of affordable homes in the Deeside corridor.
“This is being exacerbated by the lack of housing being delivered along the corridor and throughout Aberdeenshire.
“There has been acknowledgement by the Council themselves that there is a desperate need for the delivery (not just allocation) of affordable units and these need to start being delivered in order to address this chronic shortfall.
“The opportunity through this development exists to deliver a range of 500 affordable homes within this corridor.
“This, along with the fact there is no technical reason why the development cannot be delivered, has significant material consideration in the determination of the application.”
A representative for Chap Group in Aberdeen was not available for comment.