A derelict supermarket could be razed to the ground to make way for a new church.
Plans have been submitted by Fraserburgh’s Assembly of God (AOG) to demolish the old Co-op store on the town’s Albert Street.
The church would then replace the shop building with a brand new place of worship.
Drawings of the proposed Christian complex show an auditorium with a stage, several meeting rooms, offices and stores.
There would also be a cafe, a dedicated car park and a landscaped area outside.
The revised proposals have been drawn up by Bridge of Don-based architecture firm Tinto.
AOG said its current Queens Road premises had been deemed “too small” with its congregation regularly filling the building.
This is the third time AOG has proposed transforming the 25,000sq ft building into its new base in the port.
Last year the group was granted planning permission to transform the current structure into a church, but that did not include any demolition work.
At the time Ben Ritchie, lead pastor of the AOG in Fraserburgh, said the community could also use the building when it was completed.
He said: “We are delighted to have been granted full planning permission for the alterations to the building at Albert Street.
“This marks another significant milestone in the project and brings us a step closer to the new building, which the whole Fraserburgh community will benefit from.”
AOG was given the go-ahead to start work in 2015, but the blueprints had to be resubmitted after the time limit of the permission lapsed.
The site was earmarked for demolition in 2014 and plans were unveiled to create 30 affordable homes, but the proposals were withdrawn.
The Co-operative Group moved out of the building to nearby premises six years ago.
Nearby residents raised concerns about the replacement store, claiming noise from refrigeration units and delivery vans could keep them awake.