Councillors have rejected plans for 400 homes next to a Deeside beauty spot.
Residents of an Aberdeenshire village have hit out at plans to install traffic signals on a historic one-way crossing as part of a proposed development south of the River Dee.
Plans for 400 homes neighbouring an Aberdeenshire beauty spot were labelled "the wrong development in the wrong place" by ardent locals last night.
Almost 500 objectors - including Scottish Natural Heritage - have spoken out against controversial plans for a major housing development close to an Aberdeenshire beauty spot.
Campaigners have warned an Aberdeenshire housing scheme could endanger vulnerable wildlife and pollute the region's largest river.
Around 400 homes in the Banchory area are without power due to stormy conditions.