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Broadband provider BT has defended its Openreach cabinets after a Dundee councillor complained that they are unsightly.

Local Councillor Fraser Macpherson described the cabinets as a "blot" on the landscape and questioned whether they were a suitable design for a conservation area, reports the Courier.

He added that BT should consider the appropriateness of its cabinets for the area they are to be located in, taking into account the surroundings.

BT Openreach has worked with Historic Scotland and local conservation groups to find appropriate solutions when locating the cabinets in conservation areas, however, there are a number of technical considerations.

"No other company in the world is investing as much in fibre without either public-sector support, or a regulatory environment, which allows the company to make far greater returns," a BT Openreach spokesperson told the newspaper, adding that BT is installing 30,000 cabinets across the UK.

Earlier this week, it was reported by the Courier that Dundee council's development management committee voted in favour of the cabinets being placed at Magdalen Green, West Park Road and Perth Road, with 14 votes to ten.  

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