Councillors will decide next week whether to approve a new riverside brewery in Inverness.
They rejected an application a year ago but will now consider a revised proposal for a distinctive, glass-fronted addition to the Victorian-built Glen Mhor Hotel on the east side of the Ness.
City councillors were previously concerned about the scale of the project, its design and inadequate parking.
But planning officers have recommended approval of the new proposals, which hotel owners Jon and Victoria Erasmus believe has addressed all of the concerns raised.
Specialist consultants were enlisted to produce a transport statement that tackled questions about deliveries, parking and coach drop-off.
The owners have already invested heavily in the hotel and hope to turn the existing public bar on Ness Bank into a multimillion-pound brewery and visitor attraction.
Last year’s proposal had the blessing of development agency Highland and Island Enterprise along with the Inverness business improvement district (Bid) and city’s chamber of commerce.
Mr Erasmus said: “Once again, we would like to thank members of the public, local businesses and organisations for their support which has been overwhelmingly positive.
“While the previous refusal was disappointing – going against the planners’ recommendations – we have taken their comments on board and, revisiting the plan in detail, have addressed the major points raised.
“In doing so, we have secured approval for the scheme from all the relevant areas including environmental, transport, flooding, historical and local planning.”
Colin Armstrong of architects, Colin Armstrong Associates, said revisions had led to several bodies removing their initial objections to the brewery.
The development promises to create 12 full-time jobs. The brewery’s glass atrium would offer restaurant and visitor centre visitors views across the river to Inverness Cathedral.
The new application will be considered by the south area planning committee next Tuesday.