The Scottish Government has rejected an appeal from a developer hoping to build a new north-east quarry.
A multimillion-pound development on the banks of the River Dee has been dropped - after the Scottish Government ruled it "inappropriate".
A pre-determination hearing to discuss a major planning application in lower Deeside has been postponed for a second time.
An Aberdeenshire community has united against proposals for a 1,500-home village on the banks of the River Dee.
North-east builder Chap Group said it was expecting an improvement in the region's economic conditions as it faced a small decline in turnover and profit in its most recent financial year.
A building boom in Bridge of Don and Dyce has prompted Chap Group to open a second concrete plant in Aberdeenshire.
Dozens of residents turned out last night to discuss controversial plans to build 1,500 homes at an Aberdeenshire quarry.
These new images show how an Aberdeenshire quarry could be transformed into a 1,500-home community a stone's throw from the River Dee.
North-east construction company Chap Group said an improved trading performance and restructuring during 2013/14 meant it was well-positioned to enjoy further strong growth.
Construction firm Chap Group is preparing to accelerate its expansion plans after signing a £20million finance deal with Santander.
Inverurie-based Aberdeen and Northern Estates (ANE) has seen strong growth in their commercial division over the past 12 months.