Plans to convert former Macduff social club into flats withdrawn

Plans to convert former Macduff social club into flats withdrawn

Newcastle-based property firm Eastwynn has withdrawn its application to Aberdeenshire Council to convert the former Macduff social club into flats.

The firm submitted the plans, which intended to convert the former Royal British Legion building on Mill Street, Macduff, two years ago.

In its 2020 proposal, the developer signalled its intention to create 14 apartments within the two-storey building, The Press and Journal reports. 

The development would have included a mix of one and two-bedroom flats. A passenger lift was also part of the plan to ensure wheelchair accessibility across the development.

Two flats were to be developed in the roof. Twelve of the flats were expected to be formed in the existing building while two of the new apartments were to be located in the redeveloped roof structure.

Eastwynn said the proposal would be welcomed in the town as they felt it would not have a detrimental impact on the surrounding area and would bring the redundant building back into use.

The firm added that the building would have a “traditional form of design” and provide new homes in the area. The former toilet block located in the car park area was also earmarked for demolition.

Under the plans, the existing car park area would have been retained with each apartment getting its own parking bay while four additional spaces would have been available for visitors.

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