Councillors have authorised more than £10,000 of funding to complete repairs to a sea wall battered by coastal storms.
The works at Pennan were approved by members of Aberdeenshire’s Banff and Buchan committee yesterday.
However, discussions on a host of other repair schemes elsewhere were postponed until next week.
Troup councillor Mark Findlater welcomed the council’s repair works at the village made famous in the Bill Forsyth film Local Hero.
He said: “It’s good to see the council has listened to residents because the 30-yard gap in the sea wall was a hazard.”
How best to spend another £50,000 earmarked for works in the north-east will be discussed next week.
Five Banff and Buchan projects – at Inverallochy, Fraserburgh, Whitehills, Sandend and Rosehearty – have provisionally been put on a reserve list and will be evaluated once other repairs are complete.
Speaking at the meeting, area committee vice-chairman councillor Brian Topping said: “I think we should take these off the table to have informal meetings. If today we put something into the plan, we have to take something out.
“There are a number of questions councillors have in our own patches.”
Fraserburgh member Charles Buchan raised concerns about the coastal path near the lighthouse museum, suggesting its continued closure would hamper efforts to regenerate the town.
His SNP colleague councillor Hamish Partridge echoed those thoughts. “We’re limited on time with this. I welcome the works at Pennan but there’s a lot to put in the programme and not a lot to take out of the budget in Banff and Buchan.
“We could go around this table all day.”
Members agreed to authorise funding for repairs at Pennan, and will discuss other projects at a special meeting of the committee on Tuesday.