A long-awaited bus hub In Oldmeldrum is a stage closer.
Jeff Goodhall. chair, told Meldrum Business Group the transfer of land had been agreed in principle and the next step would be drawing up detailed plans.
Funding has been identified, although there is no timescale for completion.
Mr Goodhall said: “We are delighted that this project has been given the go-ahead after a long period of uncertainty.
“We are all aware that there is a need for more parking in Oldmeldrum and that some people park in the main car park to catch buses to Aberdeen.
“This new development will make it easy for them to park at the bus hub, and will release spaces in the town centre.”