Plans have been submitted for a caravan site next to a popular tourist walk.
The proposals include space for up to 20 caravans at land at Potarch, near Banchory, along the Deeside Way.
The well-used tourist route runs from the centre of Aberdeen to Ballater and is famous for its Victorian heritage and links to Balmoral Castle, following the Old Royal Deeside Railway.
John Wink Design has applied for permission on behalf of Philip Stewart, who owns the Stewartfield Caravan Park.
Mr Stewart said he was hopeful of getting the application approved by Aberdeenshire Council.
He added: “I am hoping that by getting planning permission I can build the site for pitches and touring pitches.
“It is my hope that it would bring in more tourists to the area too and lead to more customers for restaurants.”
As well as the 10 static caravan pitches, Mr Stewart said it would have another 10 spots available for touring caravans and land for people looking to camp.
A toilet block, which would include showers, would be built on the site if approved.
The land had previously been used as storage for building materials.
Documents submitted to the local authority by John Wink Design said: “The site is situated next to the Deeside Way, a popular route for tourists.
“It is accessed off Old Military Road that runs between Potarch and Whitestone, a small settlement to the south east of the proposal.
“The proposed site is to accommodate a caravan site, which will include touring pitches, static caravans and holiday pods.
“This also includes the construction of a toilet and shower block and drainage services.”
Members of the public have until April 26 to lodge a comment on the application on Aberdeenshire Council’s website.