Panmure Estate residents say they are delighted that a major electronic dance music festival got its knuckles wrapped this week by Angus Council.
Festival of House organisers are in a race against time to secure a permit after councillors branded an alcohol licence bid a “disgrace” on Thursday.
Licensing board members slated festival chiefs for submitting an 11th-hour alcohol management plan and only a draft crowd management plan.
The organisers have been ordered back before the board in May for a further hearing just a month before an estimated 15,000 revellers would converge for performances by top dance music names.
It is planned for June 9 to 11 at Panmure Estate near Carnoustie.
Resident Sandra Bancroft said: “I’m really pleased that Angus Council recognise the hazards and want to see robust planning.
“It is no secret now that nearly all of the residents are opposed to the festival.
“The local community seems to have been ignored.
“These are the local people who will be affected by the music and the traffic.
“Organisers did not appreciate the risks to public safety and demonstrate naivety, a lack of judgment and a lack of lateral thinking.
Licensing board members now intend to make a site visit in advance of the May meeting when both the alcohol licence and the public entertainment licence for the event will be considered in tandem.
The board agreed that festival representatives or objectors will not be allowed to attend the site visit.