Plans have been tabled for two roads to alleviate congestion at a 3,000-home development on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
The city council voted 31-9 in October to grant permission for the £700million development at Countesswells.
Yesterday Heron Property announced that planning applications for two new all-vehicle road accesses to the site had been lodged.
The roads will bypass land set aside for extensions to Aberdeen Crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance.
Heron Property is part of the consortium of developers behind the project – which is headed by housebuilding giant Stewart Milne Group and businessman Ian Suttie.
Concerns were raised by three local community councils that the original access road proposed by Heron would cut through an area earmarked for the crematorium.
The access will now avoid the Garden of Remembrance and link with the A944 Aberdeen to Westhill route where it meets Skene Road and the Lang Stracht, with a signalised crossroads planned for the spot.
A second road will connect to the A944 near the Kingswells roundabout.
The plans for the 410-acre farmland site includes primary and secondary schools, shops, leisure facilities and land for employment use.
Hazlehead, Ashley and Queens Cross councillor Ross Thomson said he welcomed the fact that developers had listened to local residents’ concerns but added that he still had traffic “concerns”.
He said: “I did put up a fight at the time. I said this needed to be refused because of the road infrastructure and congestion that it brought.
“In fairness to Heron they have listened to what I have said and what the community have said so that in itself is encouraging.
“In terms of the whole principle of it, you are looking at a development of 3,000 new houses in this road on the western outskirts of the city, bringing huge amounts of traffic into the city centre.”
The Conservative councillor added: “We have already got a mini-Haudagin at the King’s Gate roundabout, and as you can imagine I still believe the development itself is going to bring a significant amount of traffic.
“I am still concerned we are going to be grinding to a halt, but I am glad they are making changes and have brought something forward that is different to what was provided.”