Entire Dundee building plans resubmitted as developers want to raise roof by 10 inches

The work on Anton House

A controversial multimillion-pound building project already under way had to be resubmitted — because the developers wanted to raise the roof height by 10 inches.

Minor changes to the design of the £6 million Anton House scheme meant Chamberlain Bell Developments had to apply for variations to its planning approval, even though preparatory work has already started.

The development, which has faced a series of hurdles since it was first proposed two years ago, will create 19 flats and three homes at the rear of the Forthill Road mansion.

The developers asked Dundee City Council for permission to raise the original height of the roof ridge by 260mm (10in) to accommodate the depth of the roof structure required.

They also requested a number of other minor variations such as changes to the style of windows.

Planning officers gave the green light to the alterations, much to the relief of the developers.

Broughty Ferry councillor Craig Duncan said he has been assured all the changes were “fairly minor” and that residents had been consulted.

He said: “I’m told that the changes are just changes in the style of some windows and that the roof will be slightly higher.

“When it was agreed by the council at committee in August last year, there were quite a lot of conditions attached but the council officers have been happy with alterations. Provided neighbours and residents have been consulted and are happy, then I don’t think there is any problem.”