Plans to partially demolish a historic cottage and erect three new houses in Broughty Ferry have been met with local criticism.
Architects Brunton Design have proposed removing the northern extension of the 18th century cottage at 383 Brook Street, which is part of the burghs conservation area.
The cottage, which was declared a C-listed building in 1991, would be restored to its original form with the addition of two new townhouses and a detached dwelling.
The northern section at the corner of the Brook Street/St Vincent Street junction was added to the cottage after its construction in the 18th century.
Broughty Ferry Community Council said removing the unit would be detrimental to the town’s history.
John Watson, the organisation’s planning secretary, said: “The whole of the building, not just a part, is of local importance. Nowhere in the applicant’s design and access statement is that fact mentioned.
“Nowhere in the same statement is there any evidence provided that the northern section is in such a physical condition that demolition is the only option.
“Broughty Ferry Community Council’s preliminary view is that it objects in the strongest possible terms to planning application 20/00206/LBC and wishes to see it withdrawn at the earliest opportunity.”
Previous applications to demolish the cottage in its entirety and construct 10 homes were rejected by Dundee City Council in 2014.
Similarly, Brunton Design hoped to erect 16 flats at the site in 2013, but plans were vetoed on the grounds it would have a “significantly low level of amenity and environmental quality”.
The current proposal has been met with disdain from a neighbour who fears parking access would be disrupted.
Private driveways would be added to complement the new townhouses which would prohibit parked cars from parking near the property.
In the proposals to the council, Brunton Design said the development would alleviate traffic congestion at the junction but Mr Ian McGill said resident’s wishes have been ignored.
He said: “The feeling running high in the Ferry is that we don’t want to see a perfectly good C-listed cottage demolished.
“The plans are completely out of character for the conservation area and we will lose an important part of the town.
“We will also be faced with even more parking problems on a busy street.
“They are proposing to put down double yellow lines on the corner of St Vincent Street so people can’t park their cars but they’re just keeping the path clear so they can get in and out of garages.
“It’s totally inadequate and I don’t think they’ve taken the people of Broughty Ferry into consideration at all.”
Brunton Design declined to comment on the objections.