A former fish sales office could be in line for a new lease of life as a harbour-front restaurant and takeaway.
Councillors are being asked to approve a chance of use request for the building at Macduff.
The application for the site at 33 Shore Street has been lodged by surveyor Alasdair Ramsay on behalf of the Seafront (Macduff) Ltd.
The enterprise would be based on the busy A98 Fraserburgh to Banff route, but Aberdeenshire Council’s roads team says it does not have any concerns.
In a report to councillors, bosses say: “No parking is capable of being provided on site, but taking account of the existing consented use, there is only a very minor shortfall of approximately one space.
“Whilst on-street parking is at a premium in this location, public car parks are available within easy walking distance.”
Local councillor Mark Findlater said he did not want to comment on the detail of the application at this stage, but added that the regeneration of Macduff was his “top priority”.
Chairman of the Banff and Buchan area committee Councillor John Cox, also chairman of the Moray Firth Inshore Fisheries Group, said the scheme could have a lot of merit.
“Not going into the specifics of the site, part of the inshore fisheries development is to bring local seafood closer to local consumers, so any development of new seafood restaurants has to be welcomed,” he added.
The project has received the backing of Banff and Macduff community council.
Secretary Ian Williams said: “The community council has already written in support of the application. We think it will be a benefit to Macduff and all of the community.
“Macduff is relatively short of places to eat and we really welcome the idea of new businesses growing the local economy.”
Public consultation on the plans ends on October 20.