A marathon meeting of Angus Council has given the green light to around 750 new homes for the area.
Following an all day session of the full council, councillors voted to twice go against the recommendation of officials in approving the 224-home redevelopment of the former Strathmartine Hospital site and a housing\business bid for land at Pitskelly on the north edge of Carnoustie.
Another 350-400 house plan for housebuilder Taylor Wimpey at the Grange, Monifieth was also passed.
But councillors agreed with officials in knocking back a 300 house scheme for land north of Ashludie Hospital submitted by builder Barratt.
Developers behind the Strathmartine Hospital plan say it will create hundreds of jobs over the five-year project, which will see the main B-listed former hospital converted to 24 flats Opponents said the scale of the proposal was excessive and will dwarf the neighbouring communities of Strathmartine and Bridgefoot.
The Carnoustie decision was hailed as a victory for the town after a community survey revealed overwhelming support for local firm DJ Laing’s plan.
Critics of that scheme say it has allowed the creation of a new village outwith the town boundary.
Full details of the special South Angus developments meeting in Friday’s edition of The Courier.