New homes and a family restaurant are being planned for a prominent gap site in Inverness.
Aberdeen-based developer Kirkwood Homes Ltd want to build 60 new houses on the land at Slackbuie near the city’s Asda supermarket.
The developer has also said that 48 full-time jobs could be created with restaurant and pub chain Marston’s already lined up to open what would be their first outlet in the Highlands.
The plans, which are being developed with Tweed Estate (New Land Assets), will go on show to the public next week as part of a consultation event.
The site covers 3.75 hectares and access would be taken from the existing Asda roundabout.
The proposals include 15 affordable one and two bedroom houses, while the rest of the site will involve larger three and four bedroom properties.
The restaurant will include a licensed bar and an outdoor play area.
Marston’s operate 12 other restaurants across Scotland and the majority of their employees come from the immediate local area/
Allan Rae, land director at Kirkwood Homes Ltd, said: “At Kirkwood Homes we have always valued the involvement of the local community and other interested stakeholders in developing our proposals.
“It is therefore important to us that we provide those interested in the Slackbuie proposals with an opportunity to view and importantly comment on the plans.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in the proposals to come along to our public exhibition, hear about the plans in more detail and importantly provide us with your feedback.
“Members of the project team will also be on hand to answer any questions that members of the local community may have.”
The public exhibition will be held at Fairways Leisure, Castleheather, on Wednesday, March 16 between 4pm and 8pm.
Previous options considered for the land have included a 60-bed care home, which was under consideration while the plot was up for sale last year.
The area is listed as suitable for mixed use development under the council’s local area plan.