Action on Broughty wall

DUNDEE City Council is looking at ways to either strengthen or replace a retaining wall at Anton Drive, Broughty Ferry, which in places is bowing and in which cracks have appeared.

After an inspection was carried out by a senior engineer it was deemed necessary, due to the condition of the wall and the continuing heavy rain, to erect safety fencing along its length.

Bailie Derek Scott, councillor for the Ferry ward, told the Guide & Gazette: “For some time, residents of Anton Drive have been raising concerns about the condition of the retaining wall and the great number of very large trees on the embankment opposite their homes.

“It was noticed at a recent walkabout of the Forthill area that I attended with residents and council officers that the wall was bowing and that cracks had appeared.

“The city engineer has advised me that the designing and pricing of alternative options for either strengthening or replacing the wall is currently being undertaken.”

He concluded: “Local residents and the Broughty Ferry councillors will be consulted on the potential solution. I’m pleased that at last something is being done about the situation and I hope that as well as attending to the wall the council will also check the trees to ensure that they are robust and in no danger of coming down.”