Fears that a car park’s entrance at a Dundee supermarket is damaging vehicles have been expressed by a group of residents.
The kerb at the retail park on the site of the former Longhaugh Neighbourhood Centre on Pitkerro Road is reportedly causing damage to car tyres.
The Neighbourhood Centre was demolished in 2015 to make way for the modern development, the main occupier of which is Iceland supermarket.
Local resident Simon Redmond told a meeting of Fintry Community Council that he was worried the raised stones could damage car tyres or bodywork.
His own car suffered a puncture, allegedly due to the height and angle of the kerbstones.
He said: “You really have to slow down when you’re coming in and out of the car park.
“The kerb much higher than the road surface itself, and ought to be on an even level with the road.
“I reckon it’s easily 20-30mm too high, and because it’s practically brand new it should really be better.
“People are damaging their tyres on it, including me, and it needs to be sorted out.”
His dad, Robert Redmond, said that the uneven surface could pose a road safety risk.
Because the kerb sits right at the edge of Pitkerro Road itself, he said, motorists are having to drive out into the road extremely slowly.
“You’ve got to go out slowly to avoid damaging your car and you’ve got cars coming round the bend from Longhaugh Road at you quite fast,” he said.
North East councillor Brian Gordon said efforts could be made to contact the landowners in order to find a solution.
“They might agree to change the kerb,” he added.
A spokesman for the development said that a temporary fix was being put in place, with more permanent repairs scheduled for no later than September.
He said: “We are arranging to have repairs made to the kerb.
“A contractor has been arranged and we expect the repairs to be carried out within the next month.
“It will be phased so as to avoid closing the car park altogether.
“Iceland has also been informed.”