New council homes approved at former Fraserburgh school
Aberdeenshire Council’s plans to develop 16 flats on the site of an old Fraserburgh school have been given the green light.
The former academy annexe on Dennyduff Road will be converted into one-bedroom flats.
Councillors on the Banff and Buchan area committee followed planners’ recommendations to approve the plans, The Press & Journal reports.
Chairwoman Doreen Mair praised the quick turnaround in bringing the proposals forward, calling the work “absolutely first class” in the face of “dire need” for one-bedroom flats in Fraserburgh.
“The last thing we wanted to see was this building be left to go to wrack and ruin, and I think it will be a very attractive addition to the area,” she added.
Fraserburgh councillor Brian Topping added: “Quite often a lot of buildings throughout the country that become derelict or unused can sometimes sit there for years and years, vandalism takes place and all sorts of issues can happen.
“I think this is an ideal and excellent vision of 16 much-needed flats, and I’m also delighted that the outbuildings will be demolished.”