North-east hotel’s plans for expansion approved

The Boat Inn

A North-east hotel’s plans to expand have been given the go-ahead.

The Boat Inn in Aboyne proposed to turn the adjoining Boat House into eight new rooms.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Marr area committee has approved the development after initially deferring the plans for a site visit.

The application was looking to change the use of a neighbouring property to form eight additional hotel rooms.

More than 20 objections against the plans were submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.

Peter Argyle, Upper Deeside and Donside councillor, proposed the application be approved by the committee.

He said: “We listened to the issues lodged by objectors surrounding noise and access.

“It was decided that measures could be put in place to deal with those issues.

“The Boat Inn is very well run and has economic and tourism benefits for the area.”