The firm behind rejected plans to demolish a north-east health centre and replace it with a drive-thru coffee shop has lodged an appeal.
West Coast Estates (WCE) and NHS Grampian teamed up for the project to transform the old Inverurie Health Centre site into four retail units with one of those to be a Starbucks outlet.
Councillors rejected the proposals in May after receiving dozens of objections from locals.
The number of vehicles also potentially visiting the site was also a concern.
West Coast Estates has now lodged an appeal with Aberdeenshire Council’s local review body.
Edinburgh-based Hargest Limited has submitted the appeal documents on behalf of WCE and NHS Grampian.
Documents claim that any objections to the proposals have been dealt with by the answers developers provided and asked that the project is given the green light.
It said: “It has been shown that submissions objecting to the proposed development have been fully addressed and it is respectfully submitted that the proposed development by NHS Grampian and West Coast Estates for the redevelopment of the former Inverurie Health Centre should be granted planning permission.”