Councillors have said fears a new roundabout will create a “traffic maze” in Kintore have no foundation.
The new road layout is the latest proposal for the junction of the B977 and B994 Kemnay road.
It follows the submission of plans to develop hundreds of homes and a neighbourhood centre near the road.
The roundabout would have four “legs”, with the fourth leading to the Woodside Croft housing development.
When consulted, Kintore residents expressed concern about the roundabout’s distance to the existing Midmill Business Park roundabout and branded the proposed road layout a “traffic maze”.
But councillors on the Garioch area committee were yesterday told the new roundabout would “cope” with increased traffic and assured it was in the best interests of the future “growth of Kintore”.
East Garioch councillor Martin Ford: said: “I think we have assurances that this roundabout will not create a significant traffic problem, but there should be discussion on active travel – and cycling provision in particular.
“As a council we have aspirations for a cycling route along this road.”
The committee agreed to grant planning permission on the condition developers discuss active travel provision with the council’s transportation team.
Two bus stops on the B994 will be relocated as a result of the decision.