A Broughty Ferry community leader has criticised boundary changes that will see hundreds of homes taken out of the ward.
Councillors have backed Scottish Government plans to redraw local boundaries, shifting thousands of residents in the West Ferry from the Ferry ward into the East End.
The move is designed to increaserepresentation and make sure wards across the city are a similar size.
However, David Hewick from Broughty Ferry Community Council said the changes would leave the West Ferry “vulnerable” and warned they could have an “adverse impact” onresidents’ “quality of life”.
Mr Hewick told The Courier: “I am rather concerned by this.The community council could lose our influence over the rather special planning area that we have always taken a great interest in preserving.
“I am also greatly sorry for the people of the West Ferry who have always thought of themselves as residents of Broughty Ferry that have now been cut off and joined the East End.
“The West Ferry could now be more vulnerable to adverse changes in the planning aspects but also in terms of general quality of life.
“People who live in the East End might have other interests and concerns than those in the West Ferry.”
Ferry councillor Derek Scott agreed and attempted to defeat the plans but was beaten down when he failed to find a seconder.
Before the vote on the plans onMonday night, the Conservativemember told a meeting of Dundee City Council: “The West Ferry should remain (in the Ferry ward).These changes have sliced through the Ferry ward.
“Little attention has been paid to the community issues involved.We have been above the parity(compared to other areas in the city) since the ward was created in 2007 and I have never heard anything from other councillors in the area about having too much work to do.
“Broughty Ferry is a community and it should remain so in its entirety,” he added.
The plans will come into effect for the 2017 council election.