Councillors have deferred plans to open a new coffee shop in a north-east town.
Brewdog submitted the plans to Aberdeenshire Council to open a branch of the Coffee Apothecary at The Square in Ellon.
The plans have been lodged for the former Helping Hands store in the town.
The Coffee Apothecary, which has a branch in Udny, would move into the site after agreeing a deal with the beer giants.
Officials at Aberdeenshire Council had recommended the proposals for approval but councillors have deferred the application until a site visit is carried out.
Ward councillor Richard Thomson said: “There was a number of concerns about the waste disposal arrangements so we have deferred for a site visit just to look at that.”
A date for the site visit is yet to be arranged but is expected to take place within three weeks.