A HOTEL building in Bridge of Allan is set to be converted into housing after plans were approved at Stirling Council.

The town's Royal Hotel will be turned into 23 flats and houses after the planning and regulation panel gave the green light, subject to conditions.

Proposals call for 11 flats to built within the existing hotel building while 12 townhouses will be erected on the hotel grounds.

The modern parts of the hotel building, including the flat roofed restaurant, will be removed as part of the development.

There are 47 parking spaces and 16 cycle spaces proposed across the site.

The plans drew 17 objections, including one form Bridge of Allan Community Council.

As more than five objections were received, the plans were considered and determined by Stirling Council's Planning and Regulation Panel, explained the local authority.

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Members of the panel approved the plans last week, subject to a Section 75 agreement to secure contributions for affordable housing and waste along with a number of conditions.

Conditions include the redevelopment of the listed building before townhouses are constructed.

Plans and elevations of the proposed bin stores will have to be submitted and approved, along with a scheme of landscaping and more.