Multi-million-pound plans for 250 homes and a business park on the edge of Carnoustie could start in the summer.
Carnoustie company DJ Laing Homes Ltd will establish the business park while the housing is to be a joint venture project between the town firm and Persimmon Homes.
The original application in principle for the ambitious scheme was submitted six years ago and approved four years ago.
A complex and prolonged fight surrounding competing housing and residential sites on the west of the town at Pitskelly and the east at Carlogie has been ongoing ever since.
The DJ Laing project, which will be visible to A92 motorists at Upper Victoria, is close to land where an internationally significant treasure trove was unearthed in 2016.
The farmland has also shown signs of settlement from as far back as the late Neolithic period of thousands of years ago which will be commemorated and incorporated within the design.
The outcome of consultancy projects including archaeological excavations has supported a planning application which has now been lodged.
The development consists of two parts – a commercial area to be developed as an economic growth area to the north and a residential area of 250 new housing units to the south.
The proposed housing construction is scheduled to start in June.
The completion of the first 80 homes is planned for completion in June 2021.
The first phase will also include the building of 49 of the 63 affordable housing properties which are part of the development. The 250 homes would be completed by June 2025.
Project managers Voigt Architects added: “As part of the preparatory investigations for the site a number of notable archaeological finds were made following a programme of evaluation trenching across the Upper Victoria development area.
“A number of Neolithic and Bronze Age graves and artefacts were discovered which have now been assessed and recorded.
“It is the intention of the landscape design to commemorate and incorporate aspects of the significant find within the design.
“It is proposed that the flat stones which formed part of the burial cysts be used to create features within the open space of the site.
“The precise nature of these features would be determined at a more detailed stage but the use of the stones at key points in the linear park has been suggested as feature locations.
“These locations would be enhanced with interpretation materials which would provide information of the finds and of the people and times they are derived from.”