Planning bosses have backed proposals to create kennels near a north-east village, despite concerns over noise.
Elizabeth James wants to build five modular buildings to use as kennels at East Mains of Ardlogie, Fyvie.
But Fyvie Community Council has objected to the proposal, amid suggestions the sound of barking dogs would be “inappropriate”.
In a letter to planners, Lucy Baldwin, secretary of the community group, said: “The animals are reported as causing, and are likely to continue to cause, disturbance due to noise.”
Stephen Archer, the council’s head of infrastructure services, has said the plans should be backed. He said kennels were “typical” of buildings in rural areas and that no complaints about noise have been received to date.