Controversial plans for homes at Donald Trump’s north-east golf course have been recommended for approval.
Councillors on the Formartine area committee are due to give their views on the proposal for 550 homes near Balmedie before a decision on the plan is made at a later date.
The decision on the planning permission in principle is expected to be reached at a meeting of the full Aberdeenshire Council next month.
Trump International Golf Links Ltd also wants to develop community facilities, shops, offices and food and drink facilities by the golf course at Menie.
The report, which members of the Formartine area committee will discuss next Tuesday, says the economic impact of the homes have “considerable merit”.
It said: “The consultees have clarified that the outstanding requirements could be addressed, and for this reason, the planning service consider it acceptable in these circumstances to allow these matters to be delegated to enable the applicant to provide all the required information.
“Should these matters not be addressed within a reasonable timescale, the planning service would refer this application back to full council.”
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The application has had 2,918 letters of objection submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.
A petition with 18,722 signatures was also sent.
A public hearing into the proposal was held in December with the intention that it would go before the Formartine area committee in February and full council in March.
The local authority said late submission of information was the reason for the delay.