The developer behind plans for more than 800 homes south of Aberdeen wants Aberdeenshire Council to remove the restrictions on the development.
And councillors are being urged to approve a request by Stewart Milne Homes to be able to build more properties at Schoolhill, Portlethen.
The proposals have attracted more than 30 objections, including from Portlethen and District and North Kincardine Rural Community councils over fears local schools and health facilities will not be able to cope with the influx of families.
Newtonhill, Muchalls and Cammachmore Community Council objected because they feel the development would be in direct competition with the new town of Chapelton of Elsick. Work on the 8,000 home development ten miles south of Aberdeen, near Newtonhill, began in October.
A report for today’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns area committee recommends that permission be granted subject to conditions such as a maximum of 190 additional houses.
In it, Gregor Spence, of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services, states: “There are policies relating to layout, siting and design, including the provision of car parking and open space, therefore any proposal would have to comply with this, and any overdevelopment or density concerns can be addressed in a future application.
“Furthermore, the scale of development proposed is not considered to jeopardise development at the consented Chapelton of Elsick.”
It is not the first time Stewart Milne Homes has come up against planning restrictions and the company successfully appealed a decision to restrict the number of properties at the Broadshade development in Westhill last year.
Aberdeenshire Council claimed that a bigger development would affect resources and cause traffic congestion but the Scottish Government rejected this and allowed the expansion.
John Low, managing director of Stewart Milne Homes, said: “This is a hugely important decision for Portlethen and those living in the Aberdeen to Stonehaven corridor.
“Should this be approved, subsequent planning applications will allow Stewart Milne Homes to build much needed housing, and more specifically affordable housing, for the local community and in particular young buyers.”