A multi-million-pound blueprint for the future of Perth and Kinross is expected to be adopted by councillors in the coming weeks.
The revised Local Development Plan proposes thousands of new houses to cope with the region’s soaring population.
Once formally adopted, it will inform planning matters for generations to come, setting in stone where developments should and should not be built.
The 962-page document was submitted to Scottish Ministers at the end of last year, after consultation with communities.
Four Scottish Government reporters have spent eight months poring over the paperwork and weighing up 742 representations and 2,000 individual comments.
Perth and Kinross Council has received feedback, including suggested modifications to the plan.
The local authority said most of the recommended changes had already been proposed by council officers, while others were minor clarifications.
“Overall, the findings indicate that the plan, as proposed, was in line with national policy, with a robust evidence base,” a spokeswoman said.
“The submission of the Report of Examination is a significant step forward to the final adoption of the council’s second Local Development Plan, which will guide development to 2029 and beyond.”
One of most remarked-upon parts of the masterplan is the £140m Perth West development, with designs for thousands of new homes and acres of employment land on the edge of the Fair City.
The First Marquis of Montrose Society said the plan posed a potential threat to a 17th Century Scottish Civil War battleground.
The Battle of Tippermuir marked the first shots of the Marquis of Montrose’s campaign for Charles I against the Covenanter armies of the Scottish Parliament.
In its submission to Perth and Kinross Council planners the society stops short of making a formal objection but calls for a “constructive approach towards balancing battlefield development and sustainable development.”
The report also covers major changes for Blairgowrie, the region’s biggest town. There are concerns about a series of developments – including the 400-home Westpark project – and their impact on roads and other infrastructure.
There were also complaints about changes to a development site boundary at Scone, which will lead to the loss of more greenbelt land.
Councillors will be asked to formerly modify and adopt the LDP at a meeting in late September.