Plans have been unveiled for 60 new houses on the site of former social work offices in Inverness.
The Highland Housing Alliance wants to build the new properties at Glendoe Terrace in Merkinch.
The site is the former home of the Highland Council’s social work buildings, which were demolished earlier this year.
While the details of the £7million development are still being finalised, the homes will be for social housing, low-cost ownership and mid-market rental.
Local residents got a glimpse of the plans in Inverness this week, although concerns have been expressed about how infrastructure will cope with the influx of people.
But Gail Matheson, chief executive of the Highland Housing Alliance said: “The consultation was a success and offered the local community the chance to view the plans for the regeneration of the Glendoe site.
“We are excited about bringing forward such a large site in Inverness city, and the opportunity that it will bring 60 new, much needed homes.
“The final mix will ensure that a wide range of tenures will be met.
“The HHA has already carried out the demolition works for the buildings which had been on the site including the former social work buildings and former Hall & Tawse yard, as HHA had purchased the site some time ago.
“We feel that now is a good time to bring this site forward for development and bring much needed homes to Inverness.”
She added: “Following the consultation process, a planning application will be lodged in September and once we receive approval, we will work with the other statutory groups to obtain the various consents required.
“We hope to start work next year. The final mix is still to be determined and is one of the points that we will look at and gain views on during the consultation process.”