A Canadian coffee chain could be coming to Dundee if councillors approve plans next week.
If given the go ahead, the proposals would see a Tim Hortons drive-thru cafe built at the New Craigie Retail Park, by Kingsway East.
Local authority officers have recommended councillors approve the plans, despite eight objections being lodged.
The planning officers have added a list of conditions that should be attached to any planning permission.
These provide for a detailed plan to tackle potential flooding in the area to be drawn up before construction commences.
The conditions also state cooking should not take place on the site and only the reheating of sandwiches and baked goods can happen.
The retail park is also home to a Lidl, Arnold Clark and Screwfix.
There is a Tim Hortons in Dunfermline but these plans would make for the first outlet in Dundee.
The chain began in Ontario, Canada in 1964 and now boasts thousands of restaurants.
The cafe would also include indoor and outdoor seating for up to 80 people.
The site has been empty since the demolition of a factory in 2006.
Among the objectors is Dundee Cycle Forum, who claim there is a lack of bicycle parking in the plans and that the cafe could lead to increased traffic in the area.
Other objections claim the plans contradict the council’s city centre-first policy, which discourages proposals that could take business away from the city centre area.
A potential increase in litter has also been highlighted.
Councillors will hear a deputation on the proposal before they cast their votes at the Planning Committee meeting on November 9.
Meanwhile, councillors will also consider plans for homes to be built on the site of two former primary school in Dundee.
H&H Properties Ltd has lodged plans to build 21 three-bedroom homes where St Columba’s Primary once lay on Kirton Road.
Another application by the same developer would see 19 new homes on the Downfield Primary annex site.
Kirkton Community and Safety Partnership has raised concerns over a potential of influx of families moving to the area.
That would put strain on classroom sizes in the area, it has been claimed.
Despite the concerns, officers have recommended both plans for approval.