Council bosses have taken enforcement action against a leading construction firm.
Persimmon Homes has been ordered to address a catalogue of breaches at its £16 million Cherrybank Estate.
The firm is building nearly 100 properties on the site of the former Bell’s Scotch Whisky headquarters, off Glasgow Road.
The York-based firm secured outline planning consent in 2008 and work began six years later.
Perth and Kinross Council has ordered Persimmon Homes to complete outstanding work, or face prosecution.
The local authority claims the company failed to put together a plan for landscaping the site, as well as creating new bus stops and pedestrian footpaths.
The company has also not cleared out the Scouring Burn, a nearby watercourse.
The work was ordered by council officers as conditions of planning consent granted in 2015. It was meant to be completed before the first residents moved onto the site.
Perth City South councillor and deputy provost Willie Wilson, said: “Officers of the council and myself met Persimmon Homes late last year to lay it on the line to them that we wanted progress in finishing off the work at Cherrybank.
“We agreed a programme of work with them which included landscaping, tree maintenance, clearing out the burn, maintaining the play area, finishing off the roads, footpaths and lighting and installing traffic lights in the Glasgow Road.
“Apart from some token tree work that was carried out earlier in the spring, virtually nothing has happened during this period in time despite assurances from Persimmon we have not made any progress at all.”
The Lib Dem councillor said: “I know now that planning officers from the council have taken enforcement action upon the developer.
“I strongly support this course of action and hope it will yield a better result than our meeting.”
He added: “Local residents in both the Glasgow Road and Cherrybank area are fed up of the lack of progress.
“This of course just adds to the misery of many Persimmon Homes owners who have been battling for months, and in some cases years, to get Persimmon to finish off their houses properly.”
Mr Wilson said he received complaints from house-buyers “on a weekly basis”.
“This is an absolute disgrace and the company should hang their heads in shame. The sign at the entrance says together they make a home, some owners of houses at Cherrybank feel that it is very far from the ideal situation and are extremely unhappy with the company,” he said.
Iain Innes, managing director at Persimmon Homes North Scotland, responded: “We have had a positive meeting with Perth and Kinross Council regarding these outstanding conditions at Cherrybank and expect to resolve within the enforcement period.”