Injury rehab centre proposals for North-east farm

Plans have been unveiled to build an injury rehabilitation centre on a farm.

The proposals for the facility include a hydro pool, gym, education centre and five lodges for patients, which would be built at Hilton Park outside Banff.

The pool would be used to aid people recovering from various injuries such as spinal problems, brain tumours or strokes.

Drawings show the site would have changing rooms, a steam room, an ice bath and a physiotherapy room as well as a sports hall.

These areas would be built in a converted farm outbuilding, which can no longer accommodate modern farming operations.

Each of the lodges would have enough room for six people to sleep and include a kitchen and living area.

The application for planning permission for the new centre has been submitted on behalf of Re-Nu Therapy Limited, a new firm based at Oldmeldrum.