A GREENOCK church has been given permission to use a vacant office as a place of worship.
Inverclyde planners have agreed that the East End Church Of Scotland congregation can hold Sunday services, and occasional weekday worship at 49 Belville Street, off Serpentine Walk.
It will also become a base for family and children’s craft activities, children’s holiday clubs, a youth club (run by invitation), a drop-in community cafe and administration.
A report by planning officials stated: “The premises are vacant and the roller shutters are closed. This has a negative visual impact on the site and surrounding area.
“There is the potential for disturbance to occur to the residential properties in the building as a result of the proposed use of the premises.
“However it needs to be borne in mind that the building was constructed with commercial units in the ground floor.”
The council’s head of environment and public protection had made no comments in terms of noise associated with the proposed use.