Proposals for a nursery near a north-east town have been approved.
The plans are for a daycare centre, children’s workshop, wildlife pond and house at Rothnick Croft, Netherley, near Stonehaven.
Inspired Design submitted the application, which is 1km away from Lairhillock Primary School, to Aberdeenshire Council on behalf of Linda Pirie.
Members of the Kincardine and Mearns area committee discussed the application yesterday but planning officials recommended the proposals should be refused.
In a report to councillors, flooding concerns were raised, as well as the application being against council policy regarding employment in the countryside.
However, the nursery has received 51 letters of support and no objections.
A motion by councillor Alison Evison to approve plans by a delegated grant was passed six votes to three.