A councillor’s bid to ban HGVs on some rural roads has been met with opposition by Police Scotland.
Depute Provost Cllr John Reynolds is looking to restrict heavy goods vehicles on roads between Dyce and Bridge of Don including the B997, B999 and Shielhill farm.
Now a motion calling for new restrictions on the single carriageway road is to go before the communities, housing and infrastructure committee next Thursday.
However, Police Scotland are against the proposals, saying they would have to be “self-enforcing”.
A report that is to go before the committee says: “Police Scotland are not supportive of a traffic regulation order restricting the use by HGVs to access-only on the unnumbered road running from the B997, past Shielhill Farm to the B999 (Shielhill Road).
“This stance is being taken on the basis that such a restriction would be extremely difficult to enforce with the current building operations and existing industrial premises along this route.
“To enforce this restriction, police vehicles would be required to pursue HGVs, from either the B997 junction or the B999 junction, for the length of the restriction. “This is to ensure the vehicle is definitely not using this road to gain entry to one of the many sites requiring HGV access along Shielhill Road.”
The motion was first proposed in October last year by the Depute Provost with council officers instructed to come back with a report supporting the need for a temporary traffic order with a view to introducing a permanent restriction.
It would cost Aberdeen City Council £2,825 for a temporary measure that became permanent.