A pre-determination hearing will be held at the end of the month to discuss a planning application for a new electricity substation near Rothienorman.
The proposals are for land to the west of Wood of Middleton and have been put forward by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission.
It hopes to erect a platform area, control building, associated plant and infrastructure and other facilities at the site.
The hearing will allow those who have already submitted responses, as well as the applicant and consultees, to express their views to councillors before any decision is taken but the event will not be open to the public.
Councillors will also visit the site before the meeting.
The plans will ultimately be discussed by the Garioch and Formartine area committees before a final decision is taken by full council.
The pre-determination hearing will take place in the Greenview Centre on Rothienorman’s Forge Road on October 31 at 4pm.