Panmure made history by becoming the first team to win the league’s title following its introduction at the start of the previous campaign.
The win was another step forward for the Angus club and Johnson, speaking on the club’s website, says the focus is now about building on that.
He said: “When I joined Carnoustie six and a half years ago the talk was still about the Scottish Junior Cup win back in 2004 and I wanted to add to that win with more silverware, winning the G A Engineering Cup at Tannadice was the start, but winning the Midland League was exactly where we were aiming when Phil came to the club but we now want more.
"This season has seen us start to put plans in place to develop Laing Park and these plans continue at pace, now we are part of the SFA Pyramid, we can now progress upwards but to do that we need to be holders of an SFA Licence and to do that, a covered enclosure and floodlights are the two major requirements along with a raft of minor improvements.
"I am delighted to say that we have made significant progress on these projects over the last few months and will be progressing them over the next 12 months and our target is to be licenced by the end of the 2023/24 season.”
The Carnoustie Panmure squad is now back in training ahead of the new campaign.
Two players who have not joined up are Connor Coupe and Steven McPhee who have departed Laing Park.