Taymouth Castle chiefs have set out plans for a clubhouse and 18 new homes as part of their multi-million pound redevelopment of the Perthshire estate.
Discovery Land Company has also finally been given the go-ahead for a sewage treatment works next to the landmark.
The US-based developers were criticised earlier this year after work started on the site without approval.
They have been told they can go ahead with the sewage works, so long as they take steps to protect wildlife in the River Tay.
Kenmore and District Community Council says it will hold a meeting this week to discuss the new planning applications.
Discovery Land Company wants to convert the old dairy on the Taymouth Castle estate into a golf clubhouse.
The firm is also seeking approval to build 18 properties nearby.
A previously approved masterplan proposed just nine homes on the land around the dairy.
Supporting documents for the new application say nine of the houses would be in broadly the same location. The other nine are proposed for entirely new locations to the east.
Kenmore and District Community Council said the purpose of Friday’s meeting was to identify any concerns and consider any action or research it needs to do before it responds to Perth and Kinross Council.
Taymouth Castle sewage plans proved contentious
The sewage works approval comes after critics of the Taymouth Castle project issued aerial images showing work had already been carried out on the site.
Perth and Kinross Council confirmed the activity was a breach of planning rules.
There were concerns about the impact on the River Tay Special Area of Conservation and in particular its populations of otters, salmon and lamprey.
In order to go ahead, Discovery Land Company will have to satisfy the council that is it taking necessary steps to prevent harmful materials entering the river.
The developers will have to demonstrate that fuels and chemicals used in the construction phase will not pose a risk, and that the works will be timed to avoid disruption to salmon and lamprey migration and spawning.
Discovery Land Company had applied for permission to construct the plant in October 2022.
Kenmore Community Council spokesman Colin Morton welcomed the approval.
“We are pleased that all the technical issues have been resolved,” he said.
“And once again, we deplore the irresponsible and ill-informed scaremongering coming from outside the community.”
Mixed feelings over Taymouth Castle plans
The sewage works and the new applications form part of Discovery Land Company’s plans to restore Taymouth Castle and golf course and build more then 100 luxury homes.
It has run into opposition from the Protect Loch Tay group, which released the aerial images.
Objectors say the firm, owned by American tycoon Mike Meldman, wants to create “a private resort for the mega-rich” at Taymouth Castle.
An online petition, calling for a halt to further development, has attracted more than 150,000 signatures.
Discovery Land Company has also been criticised for a lack of openness around its plans.
However, many locals welcome the scheme, saying it will create jobs and bring prestige to the area.
It comes after a series of previous attempts to redevelop the castle and estate all ended in failure.
There are also concerns that negative publicity around the project is harming Kenmore’s reputation as a visitor destination.
In addition to Taymouth Castle, Discovery Land Company has purchased a number of properties in Kenmore, including the shop and post office, which it intends to re-open to the public next spring following renovations.
The Kenmore Hotel is scheduled to reopen in 2026.
The firm has also acquired the Moness holiday park, seven miles away at Aberfeldy. It intends to turn vacant holiday cottages into workers’ accommodation.
• Kenmore Community Council will meet to discuss the new applications in the Reading Room, Kenmore, on November 24 at 7pm.