A pair of housebuilding firms will finally be able to continue with a major expansion on the edge of Bridge of Earn.
A Scottish Government intervention two and a half years ago which put construction at Oudenarde was resolved earlier in the year and now council planners have signed off on the next phase of more than 100 homes.
Taylor Wimpey and GS Brown will now be able to resume work at the site north of the A912.
In early 2018, Transport Scotland’s late call-in meant that the plans, finally approved on Wednesday, were pulled off the table.
Planning bosses have earmarked the space for up to 1,600 houses, just over 100 of which have already been built.
With a traffic light solution has been agreed for managing vehicles accessing the motorway slip road beside the housing development, councillors were able to unanimously agree on the blueprints.
Fears had been raised by the Scottish Government transport agency over road safety at the man junction adjacent to the development and how potentially hundreds more commuters could impact the infrastructure.
It was agreed traffic queues will be managed by traffic lights which planners says should result in lower levels of queueing on slip roads, and that motorists won’t face any longer at the junction than they do now.
Meanwhile, all vehicles entering onto the M90 will have sufficient time and space to accelerate to a safe speed before merging onto the main artery.
Construction work expected to restart at the former Bridge of Earn Hospital site and build 159 two to five bedroom homes.
The delay took an “inordinately” long time according to planning committee member Willie Wilson.
He said: “Two and a half years to decide on some perfectly sensible issues about traffic lights seems to be an inordinately long time. I’m regretful that the whole scheme has been held up because of that.
“I hope that if there are more interventions by Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government or reporters, they deal with them more expeditiously.”