A controversial decision to approve developments at an outdoor adventure centre has been branded "perverse and inconsistent".
Councillors voted five to four in favour of a retrospective planning application for zip wires, laser tagging, archery and quad bike trekking at East Grange near Kinloss despite officer recommendations to refuse it on the grounds that increased noise would have a "significant detrimental impact" on neighbouring homes.
However the majority of members attending the planning and regulatory services committee this week backed the plans submitted by Grigor Butler.
There are four objections to his proposals and a hearing will now be held.
See Friday's 'Northern Scot' newspaper for the full story.