The village of Glamis could extend further towards the A94, should councillors rubber-stamp a planning application.
FJE Homes has applied to build more housing at its site by the village’s main entrance in Mary Countess Way, in the face of 10 local objections.
A meeting of Angus Council’s development standards committee will consider a report recommending approval.
Through agents Lomond Land, the firm had planning permission for 12 houses and garages granted in 2003, they applied to increase this to 24 in January.
However, local opposition prompted a reduced offer and changes to designs.
Concerns were aired by Strathmore Estates, the community council and a local architect, among others.
In a formal objection lodged with the council, CKD Galbraith on behalf of Strathmore Estates said more housing would impinge on the setting of Glamis Castle.
The firm said the proposed terraced homes would be 350 yards from the five-star attraction, one of the county’s chief tourist draws.
Angus Council’s landscape service has made no objections to the revised offer, on the understanding that 500 per house is provided by the applicant towards the upgrade of play equipment.
Objectors’ points have included concerns over adverse effects on tourism, inadequate drainage, impact on a conservation area and inadequate car parking.
Planning chief Vivien Smith’s report to councillors states: “I consider that the design of the scheme to be compatible with (policy) and the requirements of the Glamis village.”
The application is for 15 single-storey, four two-storey and two 1.5-storey dwellings, arranged around three courtyards.
Plans identify landscaping and boundary enclosures, with a beech hedge around the site. Between houses, stone walls are generally proposed along the site frontage.