Approval recommended for new hotel in Inverness

Swimmer The hotel would be built on the site of a demolished swimming pool

Plans to build a new hotel in Inverness have been recommended for approval by Highland Council planning officers.

Carlton Rock Ltd proposes constructing the seven storey property on the site at Glebe Street, overlooking the River Ness.

The hotel would have 165 bedrooms, a restaurant and lounge bar, gymnasium and conference rooms.

The site of a demolished public swimming pool has been vacant for several years.

Planning officers said a number of 17th Century gravestones nearby would need to be preserved and protected from the construction work.

Highland Council's south planning applications committee will consider the hotel plans at a meeting on 21 January.

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