Full planning permission has been granted for the construction of the park and choose facility to the west of the Newtonhill flyover.
The approval is for an access road, 49 car parking spaces to the south and associated infrastructure, including a bus shelter (typical design with a double front entrance and a flat roof).
The conditions include the provision of a footpath link, which shall be formed to the existing footway on the flyover and to the pedestrian drop kerb recently installed on the loop road between the roundabout and the A90.
There were no objections. Planning permission will lapse after three years, and there is no indication of when work will start. The applicant is the Elsick Development Company, as part of its Chapelton new town plans.
Councillor Ian Mollison commented: “There has been much interest in Newtonhill in this with villagers intrigued by the concept.
“Transport Scotland has backed the provision of the park and choose, saying previously that it would allow for the removal of the two bus stops on the A90 dual carriageway. There are safety fears over buses pulling into the existing stops, in conflict with traffic leaving Newtonhill.”