Broughty Ferry residents have reacted angrily to news the council ward could be broken up.
Following two years of consultation and a record number of objections, the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has recommended changes, which would see part of West Ferry move into the East End ward.
Council leader Ken Guild has said he will write to the Scottish Government, reiterating the council’s unanimous opposition to the proposals.
Broughty Ferry councillor Derek Scott said it was “disappointing the commission had ignored the wishes of residents and councillors”.
Residents spoke to the Tele, with one describing the decision as “terrible news”.
Neil Cooney, communications secretary of Broughty Ferry Community Council, said he was baffled as to why the proposals had gone ahead.
He said: “From a personal point of view, you have to question the consultation process.
“If there has been such a unanimous response to these changes, why is the boundary commission going ahead?
“Everyone in the Ferry — the residents, the community council and the elected members — have been in agreement in that they don’t want this to happen.
“Broughty Ferry had more responses to the proposals than the entirety of Scotland. Why even have a consultation if the commission is not going to listen to people? If the commission doesn’t listen to people, then it is up to Scottish Government ministers to stand up for them.”
David Hewick, also a member of the community council, said he thought people would be “tremendously disappointed” by the news.
He said: “I would agree with everything our councillors have said.
“If West Ferry becomes part of the East End, I think people will be tremendously disappointed that the boundary commission has ignored what residents, the community council, and Dundee City Council have all said.”
The Scottish Government will announce its final decision this year.
The commission’s chairman, Ronnie Hinds, said the recommendations were “in the interests of effective and convenient local government across Scotland”.