Plans have been revealed to build 42 new homes on the outskirts of Aviemore.
Local developers Cairngorm Properties have lodged a planning application for a development on a gap site between the village and the A9 Inverness to Perth road.
The masterplan includes 24 private flats, eight terrace units and 10 affordable units on a vacant site off Old Meall Road and to the west of Allt Mor in Aviemore.
The site is currently vacant with rough grass and mixed woodland separating it from the A9.
It currently has outline planning permission for a nursing home.
But the developer has changed its approach following after considering local demand for housing in the Cairngorms National Park, particularly in Aviemore.
Patrick Bell of Cairngorm Properties said there was an “insatiable demand” for new housing in the area.
He added: “The history of the site is that there was outline permission for a nursing home but having considered local demand we decided to go back to the drawing board.
“There is considerable demand for housing and that’s the revised plan is designed towards.”
The development includes for the new in a block, ranging from two to three storeys in height.
The terraced units will be built in two blocks, while the affordable homes will include four one bed and six two bed flats.
Mr Bell said the developer is expectant of support due to the demand for housing and the precedent of granting permission for development on the site, with work due to begin “as soon as possible” if planning permission is granted.
Meanwhile elsewhere in Aviemore, the supermarket giant Tesco has lodged plans to alter its shop on Grampian Road.
The application is seeking permission to alter the car park as well fitting new entrance doors and install a new roof plant unit.
The company revealed plans for a £1million refit of the store last week, the first modernisation of the store since it opened nearly 20 years ago.
The supermarket was linked for some time with opening a new store in the village but pulled the plug on the plans last year.