The owners of a Forres nursing home has launched a fresh attempt to build next to the site.
Renaissance Care, the owner of Meadowlark Care Centre, has submitted a planning application to build a single house on fields adjacent to Mannachie Road.
The move follows two earlier bids to build six, then five houses on the site – both of which were both refused by Moray Council after residents lodged complaints.
Speaking yesterday, the company’s founder and chief executive Robert Kilgour said the firm was prepared to hand over the rest of the site to Moray Council in order to have the application approved.
He said: “The area could be turned into a play park or whatever the people living nearby want.
“We only want to get planning permission for one home which will be by the road and not overlook anybody’s property.”
Mr Kilgour added proceeds from the sale of the site would assist plans to refurbish Meadowlark, which is home to about 60 elderly residents.
He said: “We want to build a conservatory at the home which would improve things for our residents.”
Renaissance Care operates 12 care homes around Scotland with about 530 beds.
The company turns over in excess of £17million annually and boasts a roster of more than 700 part-time and full-time staff.