Proposals for more than 90 affordable homes in a north-east seaside town could take a step forward next week.
Kirkwood Homes has 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 are expected to discuss the proposals at a meeting on Tuesday.
Both applications are part of the affordable housing requirements with a 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.
Proposals for the affordable homes include 33 homes and 58 flats. They would be a mixture of one to three-bedroom flats and at least three four-bedroom houses.
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.
“The works to Ury House and delivery of its enabling housing have commenced and works to purify conditions and implement the golf course and associated housing consent are at an advanced stage.
“For absolute clarity, the required affordable housing provision, as stipulated in agreements associated with each of the aforementioned developments, are 52 units stemming from the Ury House proposals and 30 units from the golf course proposal, giving a total of 82 units.”
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Previous applications for affordable homes regarding the site were submitted in 2015 but were withdrawn.
No letters of support or objections to the affordable homes have been received by the council.
The report added: “The proposals seek to deliver the affordable housing requirements related to extend developments in Ury Estate with an over provision of nine houses.
“The site has been long identified for this use and the proposals that have now come forward fit within the surrounding constraints, delivering a mix and type of affordable house that meets the requirements of the council’s housing service, while delivering a development of appropriate scale, density and design, in an accessible site that can be serviced without impacting on any nearby land use.”
Councillors have been urged to refer the proposals to the Infrastructure Services Committee with a delegated grant.