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Old Deer traveller site plan continued

Talks on plans for a permanent halting site for travelling people in Aberdeenshire have been continued.

The planning application for Aikey Brae near Old Deer has raised objections.

Aikey Brae has often been used as an unofficial stopover, but the council is considering making it a formal halting site.

Aberdeenshire Council said: "Given the level of public interest, it was agreed to further consider the options at Aikey Brae."

A spokeswoman added: "Further reports will be considered at a future meeting."

The proposal is for 14 pitches with a maximum stay of six weeks.

A petition with 375 names opposing the proposal was received.

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