Plans for dozens of multi-storey flats on the southwest approach to Inverness will create an "atrocious" gateway to the Highland capital, according to a city councillor.
Democratic decision making is being crushed by Highland Council's deepening fear of appeals over rejected planning proposals, according to a city councillor.
Stretched council budgets means developers now dictate major planning decisions, councillors have claimed.
Planning permission has been granted for another 60 homes at Slackbuie, on the west side of Inverness along with a nearby 150-seat restaurant.
One the world's most iconic battlefields is at the centre of a maintenance row as critics claim overgrown trees and bushes could render it invisible.