Highland Housing Alliance plans for 42 houses in Strathpeffer will go before councillors for approval today.
The development lies to the west of Kinellan Drive, with access via Kinellan Drive connecting to the A834.
The proposal is for 15 two-bed houses and 27 three-bed houses.
In a mix of socially-rented, mid-market rent and low cost home ownership tenures, 88% of the homes will be classed as affordable.
Planners say Strathpeffer is identified for ‘modest growth’ within council’s development plan and the delivery of affordable housing is a priority.
They say the design of the development is in accordance with the principles of the Scottish Government’s Designing Streets policy and has addressed all other infrastructure constraints on the site.
Part of the site is covered by Kinellan Tree Preservation order, but the site has no other natural heritage designations.
Planners have identified that it is of some archaeological interest, with its proximity to the former Spa Hotel site and sites of battle identified in the council’s Historic Environment record.
Developer contributions have been calculated at a total of £157,000, to contribute to public transport between the site and Dingwall Academy, ‘green infrastructure’ on the site, water, waste and public art.
Planners are recommending north planning councillors to grant the application.