Plans have been submitted to build two new houses next to a north-east sports centre.
But it’s an unusual proposal because one of the properties could potentially become part of a llama farm.
The proposed site is currently a field at the Myrus Golf Centre in Macduff and the new properties would join five existing homes near Myrus Circle facility.
If planning chiefs approve the scheme, one of the homes could be used by the driving range manager while the other would be used as a ranch to rear the animals.
Banff-based architecture firm Mantell Ritchie have drawn up the blueprints on behalf of their client Myrus Golf Company Limited.
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The homes would be single-storey properties with timber windows.
A design statement, submitted alongside the proposals, claimed the move would boost security at Myrus following a string of apparent break-ins.
It argued that the first property would be close to the centre and the development would have a “minimal impact” on the environment with trees shielding the area from the A947 Banff to Aberdeen road and a nearby caravan park.
The statement said: “The proposed development of two dwelling houses is justified for security reasons and adding to an existing cluster of at least five houses.
“The dwelling house nearest Myrus Golf Centre will be for a manager for the business, because, in recent times there have been some break-ins at the golf centre and this dwelling house will greatly improve security.
“The second dwelling house will be an addition to an existing cluster.
“There is also potentially a diversification opportunity in this section of Myrus Golf Centre outwith the range for a small llama farm which is currently being investigated.
“Site two would potentially be required for on-site husbandry of the animals.”
“Development on this site would have minimal impact on the surrounding environment as there are tree belts between the site and the A 947 and between the site and the adjoining Myrus Holiday Park.”