Four application that include supermarkets are recommend to refer to the Full Council for refusal.
The developments are scheduled to be discussed at the next Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee on Tuesday, April 26.
Local councillors will discuss the bids on their own merits in Newtonhill at the Bettridge Centre as Viewmount prepares for the Scottish Elections.
The Ury Estate development is looking to build a 3,750m² supermarket with a 50-bedroom hotel and restaurant. New Mains of Ury is also looking to be the site of a supermarket with a petrol station.
Mains of Cowie is a mixed used development which includes 250 homes, community facilities, primary school, supermarket and, petrol station.
The Mill Of Forest development is also a mixed used development with 500 homes, supermarket and employment land.
The meeting will give local councillors a chance to give their views on the developments before going before the full council later in the year.
All four reports are available to read online at Aberdeenshire Council’s website.