A former city bank is set to be converted into a coffee shop after a change of use application was approved by council planners.
JPW (No.7) Limited, a firm set up by locals Iqbal Jamal and Razia Iqbal Jamal, submitted the application to convert the Royal Bank of Scotland branch on Perth Road last month.
There is an ATM machine on the site of the bank, which closed in 2014. However, that is set to disappear after RBS was given permission to remove it from service.
The city council said there were no good reasons to reject the application.
However, one member of the public wrote to the authority objecting to the proposal.
The objector, who is not named in planning documents, believed the cafe could lead to increased traffic which would not be addressed by the West End’s “insufficient” parking.
However, city planners say the plan ought to go ahead – and is within walking distance of public transport and car parking facilities.
They added: “In summary, the application has been granted because the proposed change of use will bring a vacant unit back into use and contribute to the vitality and viability of the Perth Road district centre.”