The developer behind a major housing project in Carnoustie has submitted fresh plans after breaching a previous application.
An Angus Council investigation concluded Ogilvie Homes had deviated from its approved plans for the site of the former Taymouth Engineering Works.
The local authority granted permission in 2015 for 42 homes and 40 flats at the two hectare site and construction is under way. However, an alteration to the internal layout of the flats was unauthorised.
Residents in the nearby Maltings building – which was also developed by Ogilvie Homes – contacted Carnoustie councillor David Cheape with concerns the windows overlooked their properties, contrary to the plans.
Other than work to make the building wind and watertight, the development has had to stop.
Mr Cheape said: “I am advised by Angus Council that work recommenced in order to ensure the semi-complete building is brought to a level that means it can be left safe and watertight pending the outcome of a new planning application submission based on the current build.
“This is likely to mean a few weeks extra work to put the timber roof in place and apply roofing felt to ensure the building is largely watertight.
“Local residents will receive neighbour notification notices from Angus Council in order that they can respond to the new planning application.”
New plans were submitted earlier this month and neighbours have been invited to comment on the revised plans.
Commenting on the new application neighbour Matthew Breen said: “I highly object to the direction that the living rooms will face, with anyone being able to see my children playing in the garden.
“Also I believe that anyone will be able to look into my children bedrooms and the kitchen/dining room.
“It will not reasonable to expect us to sit with blinds closed just to gain privacy in our own house.”
In another comment John Craig wrote: “I live beside the large apartment block, which spoils the nice views of the golf course, blocks sun for most of the days and I have just had Sky removed from my house after six months because it blocks the satellite.
“All windows from the apartments are looking into my children’s bedrooms… affecting what little privacy we have left.
“When purchasing the house I knew there was a future potential development but I would never have bought the house if it was such a large building being built.”
Taymouth Engineering Works and Castings, located next to the east coast mainline, housed generations of businesses from 1902 before becoming disused.
A spokesman for Ogilvie Homes said: “The plans take account of minor amendments made to window dimensions, along with other changes requested by the housing association and local authority in order to meet the needs of disabled residents.”