Aberdeen councillors have been urged to back plans to transform the site of a former city academy into a new community centre, primary school and nursery.
The former Torry Academy is soon to be demolished with plans in place to build new facilities on the south of the city site.
Next Thursday the local authority’s planning committee will discuss the plans – with officers recommending they are backed by members.
Torry Academy, along with Kincorth, closed its doors permanently in 2018 and has been replaced by the multi-million pound Lochside Academy.
The council has set aside £20 million for the building and successfully bid for another £2 million of Scottish Government funding.
A report to the planning committee reads: “The current boundary treatments come in the form of a low lying retaining wall with a mix of metal or closed board timber fencing on top.
“The site sits within a prominent area of Torry on the top of Torry Hill and can therefore be viewed from a number of the surrounding streets.
“The topography of the site itself varies with the highest point being to the south with a gradual and consistent fall towards the north.
“Overall, the planning authority is satisfied with the proposal and it is considered that it complies with all relevant policies of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan and the council’s relevant Supplementary Guidance.
“There are no material considerations that warrant refusal of this application.”