Objections have been submitted for a plan to build three new drive-thru restaurants in a city community.
Construction company Robertson Property lodged plans to redevelop the Nigg site that was formerly Laurie’s Motel.
However, eight neighbours, two community council leaders and a major shopping centre have since put forward their objections to the proposed development at the corner of Wellington Road and Hareness Road.
According to the plans, the development would be home to a two-storey KFC restaurant.
A letter from Cove and Altens Community Council chairwoman Michele McPartlin said: “Cove and Altens Community Council objects to this proposal as it contravenes the B1 status of the site and the Local Development Plan.
“This development is not in keeping with the surrounding area and, if approved, would set a precedent. We consider also that there is an over-provision of food outlets on the one site.
“There is concern about traffic implications and co-mingling of pedestrians at this known pinch point during busy periods.
“As is on record, Wellington Road is always busy and there is no pedestrian crossing at the south side of the Hareness/Redmoss roundabout, neither are there pedestrian crossings at the Hareness Road/Wellington Road junction nor on Hareness Road itself in the vicinity of the proposal.”
Capreon, the asset manager for Bon Accord Shopping Centre, also opposed to the proposal.
The letter states the owners object to the plans on the grounds the development raises concerns of the “potential wider impact” it may have on the future plans to expand Bon Accord Shopping Centre.
It added that the construction of the new eateries and retail building might be a “detriment” from keeping the city centre as “the regional focus for retail and town centre uses”.
Nigg Community Council chairman Alan Strachan has previously called it an “unnecessary development”.
Katherine Mackintosh, managing director for Robertson Regeneration and Property said: “We are aware of the objections which have been lodged in relation to our proposed development, we have noted the concerns raised.
“We will look to work with the planning authority and our neighbours to resolve the issues raised.”