So many people are interested in plans to build more than 300 homes in Aberdeen that council bosses are calling for a special meeting.
First Endeavour asked Aberdeen City Council for permission to build 302 council flats over four and five stories on land at Wellheads Road in Dyce.
During a consultation process, 283 people wrote to the council formally objecting to the proposal and 36 wrote in support of it.
Now, council planning officer Matthew Easton has recommended a public hearing should be held so everyone can have their say.
In a new report, Mr Easton said: “Given the significant level of objection and the nature of the matters raised, it is considered the most appropriate manner of addressing these concerns is to convene a hearing at which all parties will have an opportunity to state their views in front of the elected members of the planning development management committee.”
The committee is to meet at the Town House next Thursday to make a decision.
If members vote for a public meeting, feedback from it would feature in a council report.
Some objectors have expressed concerns that roads, schools and GPs could struggle to cope with extra residents.
Dr Bill Harrison, of Dyce and Stoneywood Community Council, said: “The community council objects to this application.
“It is not consistent with council planning policy.
“The massing and bulk of five closely-spaced multi-storey blocks constitutes overdevelopment of the site – the ‘inner-city’ style blocks are totally unsympathetic to the low-density housing in Dyce village and will have an unacceptable impact on the character and amenity of the surrounding area.”
A report sent to the council on behalf of First Endeavour said: “Council policy seeks a range and mix of house types and sizes to cater for a range of occupiers.
“The development proposal is fully in line with this, as it has been specifically designed to provide council housing to meet an identified need in Aberdeen. It comprises 32% one-bed two-person flats, 52% two-bed four-person flats, 11% three-bed six-person flats and 3% four-bed eight-person plats.
“This presents a clear emphasis on one and two-bed properties.”