Stonehaven Community Council last Wednesday, January 13, gave their support to the developers of the Bervie Chipper site.
The building, which has lain empty for more than six years, has now moved a step closer towards its conversion by Aberdeen based developers West Coast Estates.
The community council voted in-favour of the plans ten to nothing with one member abstaining.
Iftikar Mian, Director of West Coast Estates, said: “West Coast Estates are delighted to have received the support of the local community.
“The building has lain derelict for over six years and our proposal looks to transform the site and also provide much needed housing for Stonehaven town centre.
“We would like to thank the Community Council for their positive feedback.”
Stonehaven Community Council Chairman Knud Christinsen added: “Thinking about what we have at the moment - something burned down which has been lying there for many years, we now have a developer who wants to improve the town with the development of flats - which can only be a good thing.”
The community council did add the condition to ensure the flats were safe guarded against flooding as much as was possible.