Plans for more than 90 affordable homes in a north-east seaside town have been approved.
Kirkwood Homes had applied for full planning permission on two separate applications to create Mackie Village, near the Ury Estate, in Stonehaven.
Members of Kincardine and Mearns area committee approved the developments via a delegated grant at their meeting yesterday.
Both applications are part of the affordable housing requirements within the development of more than 300 properties already approved at the site.
The homes are being used to fund the development of Ury House and a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
In a report to councillors, Stephen Archer, director of infrastructure services at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “The overall proposal is for 91 residential properties, all of which will be affordable housing.
“The basis is to deliver the affordable housing requirements of proposals within Ury Estate, namely the provision required alongside the consented 230 dwellings to enable the restoration of Ury House and the provision required from the consented 90 dwellings to enable the formation of a golf course.”
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Councillors voted in favour of the development by eight votes to two.
At the same meeting, councillors recommended that a former hotel be demolished to make way for homes.
Proposals by Rocin Ltd to flatten the Cammies restaurant in Cammachmore, near Newtonhill, to build five homes have been referred by members to the infrastructure services committee (ISC). The former restaurant and hotel were closed in 2015.
Previous plans for six homes at the site were overturned by the ISC in February last year.
The new proposals will be referred to ISC for approval by delegated grant.
Meanwhile, the Formartine area committee also approved plans for BrewDog to expand its brewery in Ellon.
The firm was seeking approval from Aberdeenshire Council to build a wastewater tank at Balmacassie Commercial Park.
Planners had recommended that the wastewater proposals were approved.
The 11-metre wastewater tank will be constructed at the south-east corner of the brewery, next to an existing tank.