A planning application for a major north-east development will go before the Garioch area committee next week.
The proposal outlines the construction of a number of workshops and offices with an additional car park at Midmill in Kintore and will be discussed by the committee on Tuesday.
The applicant is seeking to create a large commercial building, which would cover an area of 3,357 square metres, primarily for use as office space, as well as an additional area of 33,807 square metres, designed for general industrial purposes.
The proposed building would have a curved front and extend over three storeys with a number of wings to the building projecting towards the south.
The development also includes a scheme for a new access road to the north of the building.
This route would ensure that the development connected to the existing business land to the west and the proposed housing to the east as well as Kintore and Kintore town centre.
The application put forward to the area committee states: “The proposed development would bring a large flagship building to Midmill in Kintore.
“The proposal will bring employment to the area and contribute to [its] vitality and viability.
“The building, although large, is well designed as the large industrial units are located to the rear and are well screened by the glazed feature frontage.
“Over 50% of the site has been left undeveloped and large areas of landscaping are proposed to the north and east of the development which will enhance the biodiversity of the area.
“It will also ensure the proposed development fits in with the existing built and natural environment.”
Kenny Thomson, member of the Kintore Community Council, said: “I think that anything which creates employment in the area would obviously be welcomed in Kintore.
“In addition, it’s an industrial land area anyway which makes it fit for purpose – there are already a number of businesses operating there and they co-exist very well, so I don’t see why this wouldn’t be beneficial.
“From what I know about the proposal at this early stage, it seems a no-brainer.”