Owners of holiday lodges in Highland Perthshire have pledged to ban stag and hen parties if permission to expand their business is approved.
A planning application has been lodged with Perth and Kinross Council for two lodges and three camping pods at Tay View Lodges, Guay.
If approved, it will allow the resort to sleep 43 – 14 more than it can currently accommodate in its four lodges.
Six objections have been lodged against the plans, saying “over development” of the site has already led to increased noise and litter, as well as visitors lighting fires in nearby woods.
The site was previously used by the Girls’ Brigade but neighbours say since it was sold there has been an increase in disturbances.
Councillors will decide its fate at a meeting of the planning and development management committee on Wednesday.
One objector said: “Our neighbours have had to stop people lighting fires in the woods, a significant issue as all the buildings surrounding the site are all or partly wooden.
“The traffic increased dramatically from the occasional minibus of Girls Brigade and Scouts to a steady flow of people coming in and out of the chalets.
“This site has changed the character of the area, through increased noise, litter and traffic and there has been loss of amenity for local residents.
“Further development of the site will create over development of a site that was not originally set up for this type of use.
“Also, the increased traffic into the site creates increased dangers on an already subsiding single track road, which has blind corners at both ends.”
But in a supporting statement submitted with the planning application, owner Donald Morton pledged to use one of the lodges as warden accommodation, to increase staff presence on the site.
They also vowed not to take bookings from stag and hen parties, or other large groups.
The statement said: “Prior to us taking ownership, the site was used mainly by single sex groups and parties.
“However, we have moved away from this and are focusing on the family market with the aim of attracting families both nationally and internationally to use the site as a short break and holiday base to explore and enjoy all that Highland Perthshire has to offer.
“We no longer accept bookings from stag parties, hen parties or large groups.
“The site is operating at the moment well under capacity and the granting of the application will not increase the volume of traffic or water and waste requirements above those already allowed for in the existing permissions.”
Mr Morton added that the site is an important part of the local economy, providing jobs and using local businesses for cleaning and maintenance.
The proposal has been recommended for approval.