The new plan to help determine what new buildings can be constructed in Dundee over the next decade has been published.
The Dundee Local Development Plan 2019 will guide planning decisions for the next decade.
It sets out where and when development, including housing and economic development, can take place.
The document contains policies and proposals covering the main land use issues in the city, and provides the context for decisions on planning applications to be made.
Councillor Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s planning committee, said: “It is difficult to underestimate how important the local development plan actually is to what the city looks like going forward.
“It determines what can be built, where and it gives us a framework for taking decisions and making recommendations on applications.”
The plan focuses on delivering high quality design and new housing balanced with protecting existing assets including main shopping streets, green spaces and sites of historic interest.
Among the key issues covered in the plan are the allocation of housing sites with room for 2,605 new homes over the next five years, land for economic development and a requirement for shops to locate in the city centre or district centres.
Forty-seven sites have been allocated for housing across the city.
Areas earmarked for housing include the Central Waterfront area, where there is space for 375 new homes.
There is also capacity to build 250 homes at Linlathen, by Arbroath Road.
In June a proposed 150-home development by Kirkwood Homes at the site was rejected by councillors because it did not meet the criteria of the previous Local Plan, even though it had been recommended the new plan should include the area for development.
Kirkwood Homes has appealed to the Scottish Government over the City Council’s decision.
Councillor Lynne Short, convener of the council’s city development committee, said: “The last local development plan helped the city thrive with significant development at the Western Gateway, as well as the redevelopment of housing sites in regeneration areas in Lochee, Hilltown and Whitfield
“Under the plan the council granted planning permission for 3,149 homes.”
The plan also states any development valued at more than £1 million will have to include a contribution for public art, equivalent to 1% of construction costs.
It also states that proposals for new pubs outside the city centre will not be supported.
The plan adds: “Policies will encourage existing and new businesses to invest with
confidence in the City.
“Dundee will be increasingly recognised for tourism and cultural activity focused on the City Centre, Waterfront and Broughty Ferry.”