Controversial proposals to demolish an historic Aberdeen school and replace it with housing will be discussed at a second public hearing next week.
Barratt Homes is committed to pulling down the 19th-century Victoria Road primary school and building 56 homes in the Torry area of the city.
But the scheme has provoked anger in the community and hundreds of people have voiced opposition to it.
There have been nearly 600 objections to the application – more than double the number previously received when the initial plans were withdrawn in June.
However, the housing giant has brought a new application to the table, arguing it would make use of “new and existing” granite at the 19th-century facility.
The school was built in 1838 and closed its doors in 2008. But a petition was launched last year to save the “heritage” building, which gained more than 2,000 signatures.
Councillors subsequently voted 19-14 in favour of demolishing the school and selling the land, but the Torry Heritage Group and Torry Community Council, among other organisations, have maintained the site should be renovated and brought back into use as the third primary facility for the area.
Now, the objectors will once again be able to put across their points to the developers.
The report to committee states: “Following the hearing, the application will be assessed in terms of planning policy, other material considerations, all matters raised in written representations and comments/matters raised at this hearing.”