A new nursery should be built within the grounds of an Aberdeen school, council planning bosses have recommended.
New papers to be presented to the local authority’s planning committee next week include an application for a single storey nursery building at Gilcomstoun Primary on Skene Street.
The new nursery would help the council meet ambitious Scottish Government early learning targets.
Under Holyrood plans, councils have a duty to deliver 1,140 hours of free childcare for eligible two-year-olds and all three and four-year-olds by the 2020-21 term.
Aberdeen has been allocated about£23 million of funding to support the expansion programme.
A report to councillors says of the latest nursery plan: “The development is considered to be sited in an acceptable and appropriate location and is not expected to impact on the residential amenity of the area.
“The design of the building is complementary to the existing school building and will not adversely impact the Rosemount conservation area.”