An ambitious scheme to build 24 flats in the heart of a north-east community could replace a derelict storage yard.
Grampian Housing Association (GHA) has lodged plans to take on the site in Peterhead’s North Street.
The former storage building there had been torn down in 2006 with a vision of creating a new property but never came to fruition.
It is today unused.
GHA’s vision could replace it with 17 two-bed and seven one-bed flats.
Aberdeen architecture firm NORR is handling the application on GHA’s behalf.
In a design statement submitted to Aberdeenshire Council alongside the proposals, a spokesman for the company said the completed three-storey block of flats would have parking, cycle and bin storage accommodated within a central courtyard of the property.
Links to public transport would also be promoted to cut down on any impact more cars in the area could cause.
“The redevelopment of this brownfield site and restoration of the building line will enhance the visual amenity of the area,” the spokesman added.
“It’s redevelopment will assist in the regeneration of the area.
“Parking has been provided for 24 cars, including two disabled spaces and cycle stores providing cycle parking for the residents.
“This is a highly accessible location and lower car ownership and the use of more sustainable modes of transport is to be encouraged.”
When complete, the property would be owned and managed by GHA which has a vision of renting out the flats as affordable homes.
As per its terms of lease, tenants would be required to take “reasonable care” that rubbish is disposed of without nuisance to neighbouring properties.
Aberdeenshire Council’s waste management service has recommended that three 240-litre bins are provided as part of project in an “aesthetically pleasing casing” to be used for communal glass.
The authority’s housing team has said the scheme would meet the housing need in the town.