A Dundee resident says he is considering legal action over an e-bike docking station installed outside his home on Blackness Avenue.
Featuring a fleet of around 400 e-bikes, Embark Dundee is the largest e-bike hire scheme in Scotland.
Last month, a 10-bike docking station was put up on Blackness Avenue outside David Mulligan’s house.
“I think it looks terrible,” he told the Evening Telegraph. “They’ve just put it right outside my window and when I questioned Dundee City Council they said they had picked that spot because it’s got a wide pavement.”
A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: “A planning application for the installation of an e-bike docking station containing 10 docking points and a terminal at 5 Blackness Avenue was lodged in September last year.
“The application was advertised and subject to neighbour consultation. Five objections were received.
“Before the application was considered, further information was provided by the applicant, Ride On Scotland, including a number of layout plans. The application has now been agreed.”
Mulligan believes the charging point has devalued his home and is likely to prove a disturbance.
He says he has now sought legal advice and is considering challenging the planning approval at the Court of Session.
“From the start I said I wasn’t opposed to the scheme, just not outside my front door. All the sites have been outside commercial areas to date apart from the one located directly outside my front door.
“Part of the reason we moved here to this ground floor flat was due to my wife’s health, we’ve both agreed that we wouldn’t have moved here if that was situated outside the property.”
Last year, a planning application for a charging station outside the Dundee branch of BrewDog was withdrawn because it would have been placed on the same site as the pub’s outdoor seating area.
The firm started a petition to have the charging point moved, stressing that they were in favour of the scheme but simply wanted the location to be elsewhere.