A Broughty Ferry neighbour dispute over a “flapping” flag has culminated in the council banning the installation.
The local authority refused planning permission for the six metre flagpole to be put up in a front garden in Navarre Street after concerns about noise and the visual impact on the street were raised.
Residents claimed their quality of life would be affected, with one neighbour saying the “flapping” would keep him awake, while another complained that it would be in her line of vision when sitting in her lounge.
Dundee City Council’s planning committee received eight objections to the proposal by homeowner Fraser Moncur, who had previously put up the flagpole but took it down when he realised permission was required.
The application stated that he intends to fly a national flag, although it was not clarified which nation’s flag it would be.
On Monday, councillors voted 17 to 6 to reject the proposal, despite it having been recommended for approval.
Three of Mr Moncur’s neighbours were present at the meeting and made deputations, which divided opinion among the elected representatives.
Next-door neighbour Suheyl Ozveren, 65, said: “The front garden we are talking about here is only three metres wide and they want to gave a six metre flagpole, outside a semi-detached house.
“We, as residents, say that our quality of life will be affected.
“This flagpole will be right next to my study. It’s not about the volume of the noise but the constant flapping and whistling. It will affect my work and my sleep.
“It’s not an imagined effect – this flagpole was erected before and it had to be taken down because of complaints.”
Joyce Manoch, 79, who lives opposite the house where the flag would be, said it was visible from her window when she was watching TV.
She added: “As soon as it went up I complained about it.
“When I sat in my lounge all I could see was that flag.
“Even sitting on the sofa watching TV, it was in my vision.
“I’m over the moon at this decision. It’s nothing personal against our neighbour though, and we hope it won’t affect neighbour relations.”