Plans for more than 120 homes in Aberdeen could be backed by councillors next week.
Members of the planning committee will consider proposals for a disused industrial site in Auchmill Road and the former Ross Clinic near Royal Cornhill Hospital.
A detailed scheme for 92 affordable homes have been submitted for 218 Auchmill Road and recommended for conditional approval.
If backed, a four-storey building would be accompanied by landscaping, car parking, roads and infrastructure.
The plans, by First Endeavour LLP, would add to a 60-home 4-storey block already on the site.
Objectors have raised concern about overdevelopment of the site, as well as parking pressure, flooding fears on Auchmill Road and increased traffic.
But council planners have recommended members approve the scheme – telling committee members that “developments of 100% affordable housing are welcomed” – but are suggesting a number of conditions be attached to the planning permission.
Those include the developer paying nearly £370,000 to fund improvements to the local area – including more than £125,000 for expansion of local schools and health facilities.
Officers believe the number of children living in the development would result in the need to extend Bucksburn Academy and reconfigure the nearby Brimmond School.
Meanwhile council planners have recommended members show “willingness to approve” the plans for 32 flats at the former Ross Clinic in May Baird Avenue.
Eight properties within the complex would be affordable, to meet council requirements.
The proposals, for the site in the grounds of the Elmhill House Asylum in Rosemount, are for a four-and-a-half-storey building, car parking and associated works.
The leafy location is protected by tree preservation orders but the construction would result in 12 being felled.
Planners claim the loss of sycamores and hollies facing the axe could be mitigated by replacement planting – and highlight that larger beech and oak trees, providing screening along Cornhill Road, would remain.
Developers NHS Grampian and CALA would need to contribute more than £35,000 to boost local services including primary schools and health facilities.
In making her recommendations to councillors, planning officer Lucy Greene, wrote “The proposal would result in the retention of a significant proportion of the green space, along with the mature trees and those along the site boundary.”