Former north-east bank to be turned into gym

The former Clydesdale Bank in Stonehaven
The former Clydesdale Bank in Stonehaven

Plans to turn a former north-east bank into a gym have been approved.

The old Clydesdale Bank on Ann Street in Stonehaven will be converted into the fitness centre after being given the green light by Aberdeenshire Council.

Proposals were lodged by Aurora Planning on behalf of JT Building and Electrical Services.

The firm submitted the plans to the local authority for a change of use and listed building consent for the former bank in August.

The Clydesdale Bank closed in May 2017.

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According to submitted documents by Aurora Planning, the ground floor would be converted into the gym and would be operated by Fitness Space.

Around five jobs would be created.

In a decision statement Aberdeenshire Council said: “The proposed use is considered appropriate for a town centre location and would have no significant impact on the integrity of the listed building and character of the conservation area.

“Furthermore, no significant adverse impacts on the residential amenity of neighbouring properties are expected.”