A new application to transform a vacant Turriff bank into flats has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.
This is the third set of plans which seeks to change the former Royal Bank of Scotland building, but this initiative is for flats.
The previous two applications were lodged to convert the space into eateries, but neither came to fruition.
Located on the town’s High Street, the building has been empty since RBS pulled the plug on several rural banking branches in the summer of 2018.
The first application was withdrawn and the cafe plans were approved, but never acted on, so businessman Eddie Morrison of Morrison Motors Turriff has put forward plans to change the property.
His agent Michael Ritchie of Mantell Ritchie said: “We can confirm the proposals are to convert the former Royal Bank of Scotland building to two ground floor flats.”
Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid said: “The former RBS in Turriff has been lying empty for a year and a half now.
“I think any proposal to bring the building back into use should be welcomed.
“There may be differing views in the local community about what that use should be, but most people would agree we don’t want long-term vacant units on the High Street.
“It will be up to councillors to scrutinise these plans and make a decision on the application in due course.”