A decision on a controversial housing development at Trump International’s Menie Estate has been pushed back until later this year.
The planning application for 550 homes near Balmedie was due to be discussed by full council next week but Aberdeenshire Council has said it has received additional information which it has to consider.
The proposals, by Trump International Golf Links Ltd, include plans for community facilities, shops, offices, food and drink provision, landscaping and supporting infrastructure.
An updated report will first be brought back to Formartine Area Committee for comment before determination at a full meeting of Aberdeenshire Council, dates to be confirmed.
Stephen Archer, director of infrastructure services said: “This is being dealt with as a major application and as such it is essential that elected members have as much information as possible to allow them to make a considered decision.
“With this additional detail being presented to us by the applicant it is only right that it is given equal consideration to the information we have been working with to date.”
The development was part of the wider approved blueprint when the golf course was given consent in 2008.
But since then the Trump Organisation has been accused of breaking its promises by not building a second course and hotel, and instead moving forward with a latter stage.
The developer denies it has reneged, saying it changed the phasing due to “significant” economic unknowns.
Trump International has been approached for comment.