Three new drive-thru restaurant could be created at the site of a former Aberdeen motel.
Construction company Robertson Property has submitted plans to redevelop the area at the corner of Wellington Road and Hareness Road.
However a community council chairman has hit out at the “unnecessary development”.
The site was formerly home to Laurie’s Motel.
Developers want to construct the trio of eateries and a retail building that would be split into four units.
According to the plans the development would be home to a two-storey KFC restaurant.
Katherine Mackintosh, managing director for Robertson Regeneration and Property, said: “Robertson Property is proposing to redevelop the former Laurie’s Motel for three drive-thru restaurants, including a KFC, and a local retail unit.
“The proposed site is on the edge of Altens industrial estate.
“The redevelopment of this vacant brownfield site will be a positive contribution to the surrounding area and complementary to neighbouring businesses.”
A design statement for the application said the “demand for office, industrial and storage space is being affected by changes in the oil and gas sector and this has resulted in a large number of vacancies”.
The chairman of Nigg Community Council said the development could cause traffic problems for the area if approved.
Alan Strachan said: “From the perspective of Nigg, I would probably object to the proposal because it seems like recently, every application made in the last few months for food places have said that it would be ‘complementary’ to the area and I think that’s nonsense.
“We’ve got enough of these takeaways – IKEA, Burger King, Costa and so many more. It is an unnecessary development.
“Throughout the industrial estate there are so many food vans and outlets.
“The traffic on Wellington Road is also an issue.
“With the AWPR coming online we anticipate there will be an increase in using Wellington Road to access the Energy from Waste and the new harbour development.”
Plans for a KFC on Broadfold Road, Bridge of Don were approved and work is set to begin in July.