A meeting will be held tomorrow to address controversial rezoning in Aberdeenshire.
Due to a planning application for 175 homes in Portlethen, steps have been taken over the last year to address school capacity in the area.
Hillside School has had an increasing pupil roll since opening in 2016 and, currently, general purpose spaces within the school are being used a classrooms.
A four-class extension will be constructed throughout the first half of this year to ease pressures.
Under proposed rezoning, pupils living directly opposite Hillside School in the new housing development would not be able to go there – and instead they would have a journey to school of just under two miles.
Councillors hope that this can be “mitigated” by safe routes to school.
Parents will meet council officers tomorrow to discuss the proposals.
Councillor Alison Evison said a lot of questions had been raised throughout the consultation, and said she was pleased a meeting would be held to ease the worries of parents.
Rachel Goldring, learning estates team leader at Aberdeenshire Council, said:“It is not an an ideal scenario to rezone, but a way forward.”
The meeting will take place at 7pm at Hillside School.