The village of Stanley has become the latest Perthshire community to be earmarked for a vast expansion.
It could double in size over a 14-year period if Fife-based housing giant Muir Homes gains permission for its ambitious masterplan.
In the region of 465 new properties would be added all around the village – eight miles north of Perth – in five phases.
An “in principle” planning application for the development will go before elected members for the first time at a meeting of Perth and Kinross Council’s planning and development management committee on Wednesday.
Council planners have recommended the planning application be approved. Muir Homes would then have to come back with detailed plans at a later date.
Head of planning Nick Brian said: “The expansion of Stanley is a longstanding proposal and is allocated in the local development plan.
“The site is well placed to deliver a sustainable community, serving as a well-connected satellite settlement to Perth.
“The proposal will provide a significant contribution toward meeting the projected population growth of Perth and Kinross.
“It will also help assist funding of significant community infrastructure improvements that will benefit Stanley and the wider area.”
Mr Brian said he expected the Stanley expansion to deliver jobs through construction and, after completion, through employment at enhanced community facilities.
Muir Homes first took their plans to the community in October 2014 and staged their first formal public consultation in July 2015.
Since then, there have been extensive talks between the developer, community and council representatives.
Concerns about volume of traffic and loss of village identity have been raised, though most of the issues revolved around ensuring the development will benefit the area.
As the development is “in principle” there is no detail on house types, design or the materials that will be used.
Extensive condition about design quality, transport infrastructure, affordable housing and environmental impact, together with developer contributions to schooling and facilities are likely to be attached to any permissions.
The Stanley plan is one of a number that would change the face of the communities surrounding Perth.
The massive Bertha Park development, where 3,000 homes, commercial units and a new secondary school will be created, is already under way.
Local construction firms A&J Stephen and I&H Brown are behind a multi-million pound plan to double the size of Luncarty.
They hope to create 650 new homes on a site they call Luncarty South, potentially doubling the existing population.