A Peterhead engineering firm has been given permission to demolish a fire-hit house at the centre of a planning row.
Score Group brought in diggers and began tearing down a B-listed farmhouse in Wellington Place, Peterhead, in May.
But planning officials ordered the work to stop as the project did not have the proper consent.
In June, Score submitted a retrospective application for the work, with hopes of tearing down the rest of the farmhouse, prompting a raft of objections from neighbours.
Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council’s environmental health team claimed not enough had been done to save the building.
Score Group argued it is beyond repair and too expensive to bring back to life as a residential property and its condition represented a potential hazard.
Those proposals were removed, however after the firm won its battle to have the listed status of the cottage removed, its latest resubmitted application for demolition has been given the go-ahead by council planners.
A Score Group spokesman said: “We thank Aberdeenshire Council for approving our planning application to demolish the derelict farmhouse.
“We will continue to work with the council and other relevant stakeholders on any property applications we may make in the future.
“Score Group is proud to be headquartered in Peterhead and we will continue to invest and deliver for the good of the north-east community.”