Some residents on Ambrose Street in Charlottetown say a new home being built on their street has ruined the historical feel of the area.

The City says building permit rules were followed but residents say they still have questions about the process. Ambrose is in the Brighton neighbourhood, one of the oldest areas of the city.

Gina Gagne and Kevin McInnis

Gina Gagne and Kevin McInnis review documents they have gathered regarding the construction of the home on Ambrose Street. (Laura Meader/CBC)

"I made a lot of assumptions about that property and what would be built," said neighbour Gina Gagne.

"I really assumed that it would fit in with the other properties here on the street and be built in a heritage character."

The new home is still under construction - a tall modern looking home, box shaped with a large garage. Neighbours say they can't believe the city allowed the house to be built in the Brighton area.  They thought there were more protections in place to preserve what they see as an important heritage neighbourhood.

Coun. Rob Lantz represents the area and is chair of planning committee. He said the process was followed properly.

"It was a legal building lot. Planning staff evaluated the permit and issued it," said Lantz.

"Council was not involved. There was no variance of any kind associated with it because it is not a heritage area, nor a designated heritage property."

One resident has launched an appeal through IRAC.

Randy Robertson, the owner of the new home, said he is disappointed with the neighbours' reaction. Robertson said he and his wife are building their dream home and now they don't feel welcome.