Council officers are recommending approval of plans to turn a house in a Broughty Ferry street into a care home for young people with learning disabilities.
A report to be presented to councillors next week says 19 residents have objected but it dismisses their concerns about anti-social behaviour and the suitability of the property.
Perthshire company Tus Nua Care Services has applied for planning permission for the bungalow in Deepdale Place. It intends to support up to four young adults who have moved out of foster care or a residential home and need to acquire independent living skills. There would be two or three carers there during the day and one overnight.
One objector said the street had many elderly residents and was not suitable for the development of young dependent adults.
Another said there were concerns over a lack of information about the kind of emotional or social problems residents may have.
The officers’ report says: “Members of the local community have genuine fears over anti-social or challenging behaviour on the part of the residents of this facility.
“The nature and scale of the use involving a maximum of four residents who will be constantly supervised by at least one member of staff means that these fears are unlikely to be realised. In these circumstances the concerns of local residents are not supported.”