A decision on plans for more than 500 new homes on the Menie Estate near Balmedie has been postponed.
The delay comes following the submission of fresh information to Aberdeenshire Council’s planning department.
The major application from Trump International Golf Links Ltd was to have been discussed by councillors on the council’s Formartine Area Committee next week.
Following that debate, it had been expected to be determined by Full Council next month.
A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said: “The Menie application will not be discussed at the forthcoming Formartine Area Committee on February 12.
“This is due to the applicant submitting further, late, information which the service wishes to fully assess and to ensure that all members considering this proposal have the same level of information.
“It was intended that full council would determine this application at its meeting in March, taking the views of local councillors into account, but following discussion with the applicant a decision on the application is not now likely until later in the year.”
However, the council has been accused of a “gross misrepresentation” of the facts.
Sarah Malone, executive vice president, Trump International: “The council’s statement is a gross misrepresentation of the facts and handling of our application. The reason the Formartine Area Committee hearing has been deferred until its next scheduled meeting is due to the Council’s inability to convene a design review panel meeting until the 22nd of January, more than four months after the validation of our application.
“In addition the roads and transport department have only just requested new surveys and analysis which could and would have been provided months ago. Our understanding is that the application will still go to area and full committee in March with all conceivable information in the hands of the council.”
An application to build the estate, revealed in July, includes proposals for 550 homes and 50 hotel cottages close to the course at Menie, near Balmedie.