Residents have spoken of their fears a Tayside town will be unable to cope if proposals to build 300 homes there are given the go-ahead.
A mix of affordable, private and retirement homes could be built on farmland west of Carlogie Road in Carnoustie.
Previously, a developer put forward plans to build 350 houses in the same location, raising concerns about overcrowding in the town and increased pressure on its infrastructure.
The new application is for 50 fewer homes — but similar fears have been expressed by Carnoustie residents.
Ian Frier, 59, a retired teacher who has lived in the town for 15 years, said: “I don’t know too many details about this development but my gut reaction would be to question whether Carnoustie needs all these houses.
“Just how far is the town going to grow?
“I’ve been here 15 years and during that time Carnoustie has expanded considerably.
“Before you know it, there will be big sprawl — where does it stop?”
But Bill Johns, a High Street trader, thinks that more homes are needed to accommodate the growing population.
The 54-year-old said: “On one hand, I don’t know if we’ve got enough infrastructure to cope.
“But I think we need to do something, not just here but as a nation, to build more houses.
“People are always loathe to change but the fact is that there are more of us than ever and we’re all living longer.
“There’s a real need for affordable housing in particular.”
Morag Cameron, 63, a former lab technician, thinks Carnoustie needs more shops than houses.
She said: “All the shops are closing, we need more on the High Street.
“I’m not sure if we need more homes, Carlogie Road is busy enough as it is. I don’t think the infrastructure can cope with 300 extra houses.”
The plans were submitted by Angus Estates Ltd and Muir Homes Ltd, who propose to create access, infrastructure, open space and paths alongside the homes, with vehicular access through Carlogie Road.
The land is currently used for growing cereal crops and cultivation of turf.
A planning statement submitted by the applicants explained: “Tenure selection has been informed by an assessment of the local housing market and public consultation and has led to the identification of demand across a number of sectors covering retirement, self-build, affordable and main stream market.”