Plans for a beer company to create an al fresco seating area have been approved.
BrewDog is looking to place 10 tables outside its Union Street bar for use by customers.
The firm lodged change of use proposals for the pavement outside the B-listed building.
Councillors approved the plans today, voting 11 to 5 in favour.
Council planners also gave their backing to the plans.
In their report, planners said the proposals would help to enhance the “vitality and viability” of the retail centre.
They added: “There would be no adverse impact on residential amenity, road safety or on the character of the conservation area/setting of the listed building.”
However, the City Centre Community Council had objected to the application, claiming the seats would be an obstruction and a safety hazard for disabled people.
Aberdeen Civic Society had also objected, saying outdoor seating would obstruct pedestrians.
But the council’s roads team has not raised any concerns and said the precedent for outdoor seating in the area has been set when it was granted to the Archibald Simpson pub.