Councillors are being urged to back an extension of a controversial north-east housing development.
Claymore Homes Ltd want to build another 12 homes in Udny Green, where they are nearly finished building 18.
The land near the primary school has been allocated for a total of 45 houses in the local development plan – a Scottish Government decision that upset the community, and local councillors in 2012.
Now the Peterhead-based developers want to build the second phase of the scheme, and have won the backing of Aberdeenshire Council’s planning team.
The proposals have again split public opinion, with eight letters of support and 11 objections lodged with the authority.
Members of the Formartine area committee will consider the plans when they meet in Ellon on Tuesday.
Councillors are being urged to back a north-east housing developer’s bid to add more properties to a rural Aberdeenshire village.
The planning application for 12 properties in Udny Green will be discussed by members of the Formartine area committee next week.
Peterhead-firm Claymore Homes Ltd are nearing completion on 18 homes at the site and want to build 12 more as part of the second phase of development.
The land near the primary school in Udny Green is split into two sites which are zoned for a combined total of 45 houses in the local development plan.
The proposals for more houses have split public opinion with eight letters of support and 11 of objections received.
Udny Green Community Council raised concerns about the increase in traffic through the village from the proposed homes.
But in a report prepared for Tuesday’s meeting, Aberdeenshire Council’s director of infrastructure services Stephen Archer said: “Although a number of local residents are concerned regarding the increase in volumes of traffic and safety issues relating to the existing road network, roads development does not object to this application.
“As this development is a continuation of the existing conventional housing development, it is acceptable to have a similar layout within the proposed development.”
Supporters of the scheme say it will attract young families to the village and that the design of the properties are sympathetic to the existing properties.
Last year, Claymore appealed against Aberdeenshire Council’s decision to refuse the developer permission to increase the size of the original development.
The Formartine area committee rejected plans to increase the first phase from 15 to 18 homes.
The appeal was allowed on condition that the developer make contributions towards playing fields, sports facilities and library services.