Villagers are bracing themselves for a second fight against a new housing development they say will endanger their safety and destroy their privacy.
People living in Newton Road in St Fergus, on the outskirts of Peterhead, rose up against plans to build 20 homes there at the start of the year.
Preparatory works for the ARD Properties development had caused earth to blow into their homes and gardens, and issues were also raised surrounding flooding and the impact on nearby nature.
Residents also said the raised height of the land meant the properties would look directly into their homes.
And they were delighted when councillors rejected the proposals as “unsuitable for the site” in January, after listening to their concerns.
But now, revised plans have been submitted with the main changes being the removal of the cul-de-sac style which met opposition from planning officers.
It will be replaced with a through road coming out at Kinloch Road.
A drainage way has also been designed to alleviate concerns about flooding and the developers are hoping this will tackle the concerns.
However, more neighbours have submitted their objections against the new plans than for the original, urging councillors to once again refuse permission.
Stephen Baird, a resident of Newton Road, wrote: “We have never once objected to the principle of development, large or small scale.”
But he noted that he wanted a housing scheme which would “help raise the amenity of the village rather than lower it”, and which would not affect the “health and safety of his family”.
Mr Baird added: “The council asked the developer to come back with a plan that would not negatively affect the community, but what they have got is in fact a rushed plan to try and do the bare minimum to get planning permission at minimal cost to the developer – with maximum disruption to the neighbours.”
Another neighbour, Michael Hay, was critical in his letter of objection.
He said: “There are no recreational areas for children in the application. There will be so much more traffic on Kinloch Road, which is a very narrow road.”
But a spokeswoman for ARD Properties said it would be discussed in a meeting on April 21 and that environmental health had instructed other works to be carried out to make the site safe in the meantime.
She added: “This site is zoned for development so we hope it will go ahead.”