Councillors will next week decide on plans to build new flats on the site of a former Inverness hostel.
The site of the former Huntly House Salvation Army building on Huntly Place could be replaced by flats, while two adjacent category B-listed buildings would also be renovated as part of the proposals.
But objectors have highlighted concerns about the lack of consideration for traffic safety on the corner of the proposed site.
If the plans go ahead, 17 flats will be erected on the corner of Huntly Place and Abban Street, and two neighbouring buildings – one with two new flats and the other as a single large house – will be renovated.
The new build flats will be a mixture of one and two bedrooms with the house featuring four bedrooms.
The flats will front onto Abban Street and consist of three stepped blocks rising from two to four storeys. The four-storey block will look out over the River Ness.
The scheme was considered at the south planning applications committee in April, however permission was refused because of the design and its potential detrimental impact on the conservation area.
A decision will now be made on the alternative plan for the development during the committee meeting on Tuesday.
But Dr Eugene Pearce, who runs a chiropractic clinic on the city’s Abban Street, is concerned that the new buildings are too close to the corner, obscuring visibility for drivers.
He said that drivers coming from Gilbert Street on a one-way system are not made aware that the road changes to a two-way street before the corner at Huntly House. This means drivers often have to swerve out of the way to avoid a collision.
Dr Pearce added: “They need to move the building back from the corner and use that extra space created at the front for parking. This would improve the visibility round the bend and it would solve the problem.”