Plans to build more than 100 homes aimed at key workers have been accepted but with “significant alterations”.
NHS Grampian lodged plans to create 110 homes on the former nurses’ accommodation complex at Foresterhill Court at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary last year.
The properties would be allocated to key workers for NHS Grampian as first preference and then be open to workers in Police Scotland and the city council.
Planning officers urged councillors to reject the application on the grounds it would result in the loss of open space and trees.
But planning officer Nicholas Lawrence told councillors it would be possible to add conditions including that no development should occur on area G of the application – where a 13-home block is proposed.
Councillors unanimously approved the application with conditions for a reduced 101 home development.
An NHS Grampian spokesman said: “Providing accommodation for vital health workers remains a key part of our strategy to tackle the recruitment challenges we are facing.
“We note today’s decision and the project team will now study the significant alterations that councillors have required and their potential impact on the proposed development.”
If any of the properties were vacant for a period of two weeks then the accommodation could be let at mid-market rent to non-key workers.