A developer has lodged fresh plans to create a new north-east quarry.
Chap Group want to open an excavation site at Muirtack near Ellon after a previous bid for the project was rejected by councillors and the Scottish Government.
There were also 84 objections and more than 300 people signed a petition against it.
The Formartine area committee will discuss the new plans when they meet in Ellon on Tuesday.
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A spokesman for Chap said their new blueprints tackle any issues previously raised.
He said: “Chap has spent the time since negotiating and designing an alternative access that completely removes the need to utilise the single-track rural road and instead allows direct access to the A952 Mintlaw Road.
“We are optimistic that this fundamental change should pave the way for approval for this much-needed sand and aggregate quarry.”