A plan to extend the Angus village of Glamis by 21 homes has been approved by councillors.
The housing site at Mary Countess Way, north of the A94, is partially completed with 10 homes constructed.
The developer, FJE Homes, had planning permission to build a further 14 homes on the site but wanted to replace 12 of these larger homes into 21 smaller dwellings.
There had been 10 written objections.
Objectors raised concerns over adverse effects on tourism, inadequate drainage, impact on a conservation area and inadequate car parking.
Developer Francesco Esposito spoke to the committee.
He said: “Planning permission for 24 homes was given in 2007. To date, 10 have been completed, leaving planning permission for a further 14.
“Scottish Water plan to upgrade the treatment plant, but this might not happen for another two years. I have indicated I am prepared to contribute towards this cost. I ask that any planning permission conditions apply to building beyond 14 homes.”
The plans were granted with the condition no work starts on any of the 21 homes until there is evidence the public drainage system can cope.
The 21 homes will consist of 15 single-storey, four two-storey and two 1.5-storey dwellings.