A woman has expressed her anger at proposals to install a cycle hangar outside her home.

Janice Goodlet said she is “concerned and distressed” over plans to put one of the council’s new cycle hangars in front of her house in St Leonards Road, Hove, where she has lived for nearly 30 years.

She is furious that she will be greeted by the "giant ugly object" every time she leaves the house and expects it will cause noise and be a target for vandals.

She said: “I am not against cycle hangars being installed on the public highway so cyclists can store their bicycles in a secure location, but I am unhappy with the way the council has decided on its location without any direct consultation with the residents who will be directly affected.

“There are plenty of other locations near me where the cycle hangar would not be directly outside a resident’s lounge and bedroom.”

Janice said she has raised her objections with council officers to no avail.

She said: “It would appear that the negative impact it would have on me and my partner is of no importance.

“I have lived in my house for nearly 30 years and have loved living here, but the thought of having an immovable and large object directly outside my home over which I have no control makes me feel really concerned and distressed.”

Councillor Robert Nemeth, who represents Janice’s ward in Hove, claimed there has been no proper scrutiny since the cycle hangers were approved.

He said: “This highly controversial policy has received neither public nor democratic oversight.

“Matters such as planning, access, parking space loss, procurement and the inevitable vandalism have not been properly considered.

“I, of course, back Janice in opposing this monstrosity outside her home. These structures should only go outside the homes of those who wish to use them.”

Councillors will vote on the proposed location for a range of cycle hangars, including two planned for St Leonards Road, at a committee meeting on Tuesday.

Despite concerns from residents along the street, councillors have been recommended to approve both hangars planned for St Leonards Road.

A spokesman for the council said: “No decisions have been taken regarding the proposal for cycle hangars on St Leonards Road.

“Our environment, transport and sustainability committee will consider the proposal next week.

“As part of our consultation process, we wrote to residents living within view of the proposed locations with details about how they could comment.

“Notices with the details were also posted on-street.

“The committee will take the feedback received into consideration when making its decision.”