Plans have been submitted to turn a former north-east hardware store into two new retail units.
Halliday Fraser Munro lodged the proposals on behalf of Gatsby Aberdeen Ltd with Aberdeenshire Council for the former Homebase site at Portlethen.
The firm hopes to split the unit into two different stores, which will be let out separately.
It has said if approved, the two units would be occupied by a food retailer and a variety retailer.
Work would include creating 10 disabled parking bays, and 14 for parent and child parking.
It would also see new external doors, glazing and signage installed and the formation of three fire exit doors.
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A statement, submitted by Halliday Fraser Munro on behalf of its client alongside the application states: “The proposal will allow a long term vacant unit to be let, enhance the retail function of the town centre and attract new customers while also appealing to current users of the retail park.
“The proposal therefore benefits the viability of the park and Portlethen residents. Users will be encouraged to lengthen their stay and link trips through the increased range of goods available.”
In 2018, the DIY firm announced its stores in Bridge of Don and Portlethen were among 42 that would close under a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) proposal – an insolvency procedure used by struggling firms to close under-performing shops.
Halliday Fraser Munro added in its planning statement that the application is envisaged as a key stage in the redevelopment of Portlethen Retail Park and would result in all units of the park being let and operational.
It would also allow for a “wider range of products” to be sold on the site.