Plans have been submitted to Highland Council for a housing estate on the site of a former Ross-shire fish factory.
A total of 72 homes – detached and semi-detached houses, and flats – are proposed for the 6.2-acre site off Conon Bridge High Street.
The applicant, Inverness-based Highland Property Group Ltd, also intends building a GP surgery, retail unit and hot food outlet at the site and two community heating plants.
There was a general welcome for the proposal when it was first mooted last year, including vocal support from local MSP Dave Thompson.
Conon Bridge Community Council was due to discuss the planning application at a meeting last night.
Chairwoman Fiona Mackintosh would not comment prior to the debate but was keen for local residents to make their comments on the proposal as part of the consultation process.
Submission of the detailed plans follows on from an exhibition in the Leanaig Centre at Ben Wyvis Primary School in January.
The site has been vacant since the Pescanova fish factory was wrecked by fire in 1998 and later demolished.
Part of the land had been brought back into use as a yard by Scottish and Southern Energy while working on the Beauly to Mossford overhead power line.
The site is accessed from the town’s High Street and bounded to the north by River Conon.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has previously told Highland Council that it has no objection to the site being redeveloped despite a flood risk due to the proximity of the river.
Anyone wanting to comment on the planning application can do so on the council’s website, direct to Highland Council or through their community councillor. The deadline is May 8.