Plans have been approved to create 13 flats on a busy Aberdeen street.
Diva Property Investments lodged an application to alter the upper floors of 1 to 9 King Street and convert them into flats.
In their report, planners said the buildings have already been “significantly altered” through the addition of “unsympathetic” partition walls, suspended ceilings and stairwell extensions.
They added: “The conversion of the upper floors to their original residential use is welcomed.
“The proposed works have all been designed with due consideration for their special architectural and historic interest, with non-original elements removed and original detailing retained and revealed where possible.”
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They added the proposals would all either “preserve or enhance” the special character of the buildings, while seeing them refurbished to ensure their “long term viability”.
Historic Environment Scotland did not object, adding it was “generally supportive” of the scheme.
It said: “It proposes to retain and expose historic features as far as is practicably possible and to remove non-traditional partitioning.”
One letter of representation was received in support of the application.