A firm has launched a new bid to flatten a former hotel and build houses on the site.
Proposals by Rocin Ltd have been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council to demolish the Cammies restaurant building at Cammachmore near Newtonhill to build five homes.
The bid to transform the site comes a year after previous plans were rejected.
In 2016 the Kincardine and Mearns area committee had approved the plans for six homes at the site.
However, in February last year this was overturned by the Infrastructure Services Committee at Aberdeenshire Council as the land is within the green belt.
Cammies was closed in 2015 as a restaurant and hotel.
Planning documents state: “The applicant has explored every opportunity to provide a positive solution to the existing site. Having invested a considerable amount of time and financial input into previous applications, this is a final attempt to redevelop the redundant hotel site.
“Without a positive solution that is both deliverable and marketable, Cammie’s will be left to deteriorate over time which does nothing to maintain and protect the quality, character and identity of the green belt area surrounding Cammachmore.
“It has been demonstrated that there is very little of the existing building left that would allow it to be sensitively restored.
“The proposed redevelopment of the site will improve the appearance of the building and is considered a positive contribution to the quality and character of the local area.”
Members of the public can comment on the application until August 15.