As many as 30 new homes could be created in a north-east community if the local authority moves ahead with plans to demolish a former council depot.
Proposals have been lodged with the council’s own planning service to tear down a disused building at Clerkhill and create 30 houses of mixed type near a larger residential development to the west of Peterhead.
If granted approval, it would mean that up to 250 new houses could be built in the port.
Buchan developer Claymore Homes has already tabled its own plans for the site – which was earmarked in a 2013 masterplan as having room for 435 houses – to build 222 properties.
In a design statement, submitted alongside the council’s scheme, planning officers detailed that room would be left for the creation of a care home south of the houses in the future.
It said: “The development will include off-street parking for the proposed semi-detached houses and a car park will be provided exclusively for the residents of the flats.
“Whilst there is a requirement to construct simple affordable housing, care has been taken to style the buildings to reflect the period in which they will be built, endeavouring to create simple architecture reflecting today’s standards and trends”
If approved by councillors, 10 units of one-bedroom flats would be created in blocks of two and four.
This would be augmented by sets of threebedroom properties to the east and two-bedroom homes to the south.
The development will be completed by two sets of four-bedroom houses and two sets of three-bedroom houses in the centre of the properties.
The desire for large amenity and play areas has also been recognised in the new proposals.
Aberdeenshire Council’s housing strategy team has thrown its support behind the scheme, stating: “It meets demand [in the town].”