Councillors have rubber-stamped plans to create 122 new homes in a Moray town.
Developers had already secured permission to build 90 properties at Banff Road North in Keith but yesterday the council endorsed proposals for the creation of 82 homes and 40 flats instead.
Springfield Properties will build a mixture of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties set within landscaping and woodland areas.
There will be a network of footpaths and cycle ways, along with a play park, across the 8.57 hectares.
Chairman of Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee, councillor David Bremner, believes the homes are a welcome addition to the local housing market.
He said: “As well as providing much-needed homes for local residents, one of the things planning officers and councillors consider during the planning process is sustainable economic growth.
“I’m pleased to say these homes will bring further investment to the Keith area through construction of these new affordable homes.”
The development will take shape in three phases of 37, 38 and 47 units respectively.
Springfield has been asked to contribute towards healthcare facilities in Keith, in line with the council’s developer obligations policy.