Plans to create two new housing developments at Liff have been given the green light by Dundee City Council.
Miller Homes’ application to build 54 new homes on two plots of land was approved unanimously by the planning committee.
The first development of 26 four and five-bedroom properties will be built on the site of the former Benvie House.
The remaining properties will be built on the site of two other former NHS Tayside properties, Gourdie House and Whitelawston House.
The properties will be the latest stage of residential development on the grounds of the former Liff Hospital, which closed in 2001.
Liff resident Ruth Bickerton praised developers Miller Homes for the way it has consulted existing residents about the developments.
Dundee City Council planning committee convener Will Dawson has given an assurance that money collected from the developers to help build a new school would be spent on education.
Council officers say a strategic development framework for the area will be completed by summer.
Lochee Labour councillor Michael Marra said that many residents in Liff and the Western Gateway remained concerned about the length of time it may take to build a new school for their children.
Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross councils are in discussions about creating a school for children from all three local authority areas in the Western Gateway.
Mr Marra said: “Residents in the Western Gateway have once again made clear the pressing need for primary education in the area. It is good to see the area developing but the promise of a development framework I secured last year must now be delivered urgently by the council.
“I was glad to hear residents given assurances that the money collected from housing developers is specifically for education in the area. Local people bought their homes on the promise of a school. Some have lived here for a decade now and it is high time that the school was built.”
He said a forthcoming consultation on options for school provision would be hugely important.
“Residents have raised concerns that Liff Primary school is protected in law as a rural school and that any proposal to close this to enable a super-campus somewhere in the wider region could well end up in ensnared in Parliamentary protocols,” he added.
“Angus Council are already dealing with a similar situation at Stracathro where the legal protection has resulted in years of uncertainty.”