Councillors are being urged to refuse a developers request to build another phase of housing before construction is due to begin in 2016.
Stewart Milne Homes has permission to build 190 homes at land at Broadshade in Westhill but the scheme is due to be completed in two stages.
John Low, managing director of Stewart Milne, said the first tenants were due to move into properties at the development within weeks and the first tranche of 95 homes had already sold.
Stewart Milne has already built and sold 300 homes as part of the wider Broadshade development.
But planning officers have recommended that the request be refused as it is contrary to Scottish Government and local policy in terms of housing delivery.
A report prepared for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garioch area committee by director of infrastructure services Stephen Archer states: “The site was identified as one that was to be split over two phases and therefore the phasing condition is necessary to uphold the principle and practice of a plan led system.”
He also notes that a precedent has been set by previous decisions on housing developments elsewhere in Aberdeenshire at Newburgh and Drumoak. The initial development at Broadshade was limited to 250 homes but the developer successfully appealed to the Scottish Government to overturn the council’s decision and up the number of properties to 300.
If councillors wish to approve the application it would go to the infrastructure services committee for a final decision.
The wider scheme has repeatedly faced criticism for its scale and the number of large houses and members of the Garioch area committee have previously raised concerns about what the latest development would mean for Westhill’s schools.
Mr Low said there was a high level of demand for housing in Aberdeenshire.
“There are thousands of people on waiting lists in Aberdeenshire and 40% of the development made up of affordable housing.
“This is not about trying to get more houses on the site but trying to keep up with the demand for housing.
“If the application is refused I would need to stop work on site and come back in two years time or appeal the decision.”