Proposals for a controversial watersports course in Dundee have been endorsed by the city’s newest community council.
Serious concerns were expressed by members of City Centre and Harbour Community Council over plans to open a wakeboarding course on the River Tay this summer.
The project, which was recently endorsed by Dundee City Council, will offer wakeboarding lessons and group experiences to members of the public.
The centre will also feature a rope-themed adventure course across the water.
Homeowners living in the area previously said they felt their concerns over parking and noise pollution had been ignored.
An objection to the project was also submitted by Dundee’s Apex Hotel, which will sit adjacent to the development.
Now though, after members of the community council and representatives from both the Apex and Foxlake met aboard Dundee’s Unicorn, some consensus has been struck.
Community council chair Bill Newcombe said: “The meeting went quite well. There is more of a consensus on the operational side of things now.
“Last night was about the operational aspects. Foxlake explained how they wanted to make it fit and work with the community. They are reasonable people.
“We do still have some issues with the works going on in the dock side, but the meeting went well and we’re planning on organising a trip for the community council to visit the Foxlake site in Dunbar.”
Mr Newcombe added that Foxlake plans to encourage visitors to use the Olympia’s car park has eased community concerns over excessive parking.
Fears over light and noise pollution have also eased.
Dundee Apex manager Brett Davidge said: “Yesterday’s meeting was an opportunity to gain further information from Foxlake Adventures on its new waterpark centre.”
The Apex appealed against the plans, claiming the impact on the views from the hotel and lack of parking in the area rendered the development unviable.
The hotel group has also said investment in the historic Custom House building will been put on hold till the impact of the new facility is made clear.