Two community groups fear a new multimillion-pound sports facility will be made too small to accommodate their dreams of expanding.
Under the current plans for Inverurie Community Campus, both the Garioch swimming and gymnastics clubs will lack the space they hoped they would acquire to help them grow.
The blueprints for the swimming pool currently includes space for six-lanes.
But a local campaign group – led by members of the Garioch swimming club – has argued that eight-lanes could attract national competitions and boost the towns’ economy by around £1 million. The 8 Lanes for Inverurie campaign, which has backing from Hannah Miley was told in order to accommodate its vision it would cost around £2.5m.
Concerns have also been raised about the size of the gymnasium which is due to be built. In a report by the local authority’s head of resources and performances, Craig Clement, it states it is unlikely the current proposals would “significantly reduce” the waiting lists to join the Garoich Amateur Gymnastics Club.