Plans have been lodged to build more than 40 homes on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
The proposals, which have been submitted to Aberdeen City Council by Muir Homes, at Newton of Charleston in Loirston, consist of 44 two, three and four-bedroom semi-detached homes and apartments close to the A90.
Elsewhere, an Aberdeen community council has objected to plans to create a drive-thru coffee shop amid concerns over the number of catering facilities in the area.
Nigg Community Council has written to the local authority’s planning officers, stating it is against creating the coffee outlet at the Makro site in Aberdeen’s Wellington Circle.
It is planned the coffee shop would be occupied by Starbucks and would be the first of its kind in the region.
The 184sqm building would occupy part of the car park to the south-east of the Makro building.
There are currently 462 car parking spaces, but this development would reduce that number to around 440.
In a letter to the city council, Nigg Community Council chairman Alan Strachan said: “The proposed application would constitute an additional danger to pedestrians using this part of Wellington Circle.
“This is already planned to be the main access road for the proposed new secondary school in the Loirston expansion area.”
“There is likely to be a significant increase in vehicle movements within the area which will put additional strain on the A956 Wellington Road and the surrounding road network which struggles to cope with existing traffic levels.”
Mr Strachan said the plans would add to an “over provision” of catering outlets in the area which already includes Burger King.