A public hearing could be held into plans to build three new restaurants on the outskirts of Aberdeen after more than 200 objections were lodged.
CAF Properties (SABC) has asked Aberdeen City Council for permission to build three food and drink units on land near Ardene House Veterinary Hospital in Kingswells.
The plans include the creation of three separate units, with two including a drive-thru lane, but no indication has been made as to who may occupy the site.
Planners have suggested a public hearing be held after more than 200 objections were received.
However, 251 people have also given their support for the application, arguing it would provide much-needed amenities in the area.
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In their report planners said: “The application has been referred to the planning development management committee because there have been more than 20 objections (237 received) and it is considered to be a departure from the development plan.
“These factors trigger a report to committee to seek a decision on whether a public hearing should be held.”
Charity West Aberdeen Environmental Protection, which was set up by No Kingsford Stadium, a group opposed to the new football ground, has formally objected to the application.
It argues it represents an “unacceptable, unjustified departure” from the development plan which zones the area as specialist employment land.
The owners of the Bon Accord & St. Nicholas Shopping Centres and Aberdeen Civic Society have also objected to the application claiming it would compete with “other towns and commercial centres”.
The drive-thru application states the plans will create new jobs and would complement the neighbouring development at the Prime Four Business Park and Kingswells village.
Councillors will make a decision on whether to hold a public hearing when they meet on Thursday.