The plans for the first phase of a huge new housing development in Aberdeen have been recommended for approval.

With Aberdeen's housing market continuing to boom, the plans include 542 homes and constitute part of the 3,000 homes to be built at Countesswells in Aberdeen.

The developments also include office and commercial space as well as retail unites and even a hotel, there have only 10 letters of objection were received for the plans, and with a recommended for approval status it’s likely this will get pushed through relatively quickly.

In a report to the committee, head of planning and sustainable development Margaret Bochel said the 13 conditions proposed would “satisfactorily mitigate the impact of the development”.

Among the recommended conditions is the implementation of a programme of archaeological work before any building takes place, in order to protect any items of historical importance.