A public hearing will take place next week into controversial plans to build more than 300 council flats in a community.
First Endeavour LLP has submitted an application to Aberdeen City Council to build 302 flats on land at Wellheads Road in Dyce.
An agreement was struck between the local authority and the firm to change the flats from affordable housing to council housing in the hope of reducing the waiting list of 4,000.
The proposals have proved controversial locally with more than 283 objections lodged, compared to 36 letters of support.
Dyce and Stoneywood Community Council is among the objectors to the plans, arguing that they represent an “over development” of the site.
Earlier this year Aberdeen City Council’s ruling administration made a commitment to build 2,000 homes over the next four years.
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A report, to be considered by members of the planning committee, said there is a requirement for “increased provision” of social housing in Dyce.
It added that 302 flats would reduce the waiting lists “considerably”.
The site, which is also near the BP headquarters on Wellheads Avenue, was previously a sports and leisure centre for the firm and a five-storey car park.
A First Endeavour LLP spokesman said: “We’re very much looking forward to the public hearing and getting the opportunity to explain the development to both the local community council and to the members of the planning committee, so they can have a better understanding.”
Following the hearing, a report will be prepared by officers with a recommendation for the application to be considered at a future meeting of the planning committee.