Plans to convert a north-east bar and restaurant into two homes have been given the go-ahead.
Proposals had previously been submitted to Moray Council to seek permission for the conversion and alterations to the Birnie Inn in Elgin, which lies opposite the top of Rashcrook Road.
And the local authority has now given the green light to the plans to progress.
The council decision notice stated: “The proposal accords with the relevant provisions of the development plan and there are no material considerations that indicate otherwise.”
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Planning documents submitted as part of the original application stated: “The existing function room will be converted into a four-bed dwelling, and the existing restaurant, bar and toilets will be converted into a two-bed dwelling.”
According to the plans, the applicants would move into the four-bed home, with the other premises being “available for renting purposes”.
The Birnie Inn, which is around six miles from Elgin town centre, had been trading for 10 years.
However, planning documents revealed the reasons behind the proposals.
They said: “Due to ongoing deterioration of the external condition of the building and change in market it no longer became a viable business.”