A north-east building that has lain vacant for years could be transformed into flats.
Eastwynn Limited, a Newcastle-based firm have submitted a planning application to Aberdeenshire Council to transform the former Royal British Legion building on Mill Street, Macduff.
The developers hope to create 14 homes within the empty two-storey premises, with the development made up of one and two-bedroom apartments.
A report notes: “The two additional apartments will be situated within the new roof structure, which will replace the existing pitched roof and the east section flat roof.
“All fourteen apartments will be served by the new addition of a passenger lift, giving access to all apartments for the disabled.
“The new loft apartments will benefit from the addition of traditional dormer windows, which reflect the former buildings dormers.”
The developers believe the proposal will be beneficial for Macduff as it involves “bringing a redundant building back into use” and say in the design statement “it is felt the proposed scheme is not detrimental to the amenity of the surrounding dwellings”.
Each apartment would have its own parking bay within the site’s existing car park area, with four additional spaces set aside for visitor use.
The single-storey former toilet block within the car park area is to be demolished and bin storage and secure bicycle storage areas created.