A major housing developer has appealed to the Scottish Government after its application for 142 homes was rejected.
Stewart Milne Homes already has permission to build 109 homes at Carron Den in Stonehaven, but the firm asked for permission to build a maximum of 155 on the site – including the 13 already built.
However the application was rejected by the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee in September.
Now the developer hopes to overturn the decision by appealing to the government’s planning reporter.
The committee refused the application because it was an increase of 40% on what had initially been proposed.
Councillors also raised concerns that there would only be one approved access to the scheme, while there were questions over a pedestrian-only access as it was out of the hands of the developer.
Committee members also said there was insufficient parking provision for residents and there were also worries over the design of the development from an aesthetic stand point.
John Low, managing director for Stewart Milne Homes North, said: “Having received very strong recommendations to approve from Aberdeenshire Council officers and with only three objections from the local community, we are hopeful of securing a positive outcome.
“This application is an adjustment to a previous consent that allows us to deliver smaller homes and affordable housing to meet the current, critical demand in Stonehaven. This will help those who are desperate to get on the property ladder and is in line with the Scottish Government’s housing policy.”