Go-ahead mooted for new quarry work near Contin
More than three million tonnes of rock could be quarried from near Contin in the Highlands over the next 25 years, if councillors approve the plan.
Achilty Quarry want to extend operations at the existing site after identifying further reserves of stone.
Highland Council planning officials have recommended approval.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) said the area includes ancient woodland and has recommended that tree planting be part of land restoration work.
Highland Council has received five objections which raise concerns about dust and noise pollution.
Ross, Skye and Lochaber planning committee will consider the application next week.
Owned by Leiths, the quarry employs nine workers and supplies rock for construction projects in the Highlands.