Permission has been granted for a row of three houses in Dingwall, despite local objections.
The two-storey homes will face Robertson House, with access off Greenhill Street.
The rear of the row will be a blank wall facing Park Street.
Objectors said they were concerned about loss of light for residents of Park Street, parking problems during Ross County home matches, and lack of adequate turning space for refuse lorries on Park Street, a cul de sac.
They also raised concerns about possible flooding.
Highland councillors deferred the application in September for these concerns to be addressed by applicant Stuart Reedie.
The councillors agreed yesterday that loss of light would not be an issue in Park Street, and the parking concerns had been addressed by the creation of four extra spaces in Greenhill Street.
A mixture of permeable and impermeable surfaces around the development will ease the potential flooding situation.
The turning head in Park Street is to be expanded to accommodate refuse lorries of bigger dimensions than the one currently in use.
Local councillor Margaret Paterson said she still felt uneasy about the development, and felt sorry for residents having to look out on the two blank walls created by the development.
Fellow Dingwall councillor Angela Maclean said a number of her concerns had now been answered by the developer.
She said: “It’s a brown field site and needs to be brought back into use.
“It’s difficult to split quality of life and public interest.
“I understand the concerns about surface water as the people will have to live with the consequences, and the loss of daylight would be upsetting, but the applicant has been brought to make changes which are reasonable and in public interest.”