CHESTER city centre could have a new coffee shop and wine bar.
The change of use is proposed at vacant premises at 90 Northgate Street, previously a nail bar, by Miss V Edwards.
Miss Edwards has told planning officers at the City Council the coffee shop would open between 10am and 6pm and the wine bar from 6pm to 11pm Monday to Saturday.
On Sunday and bank holidays, only the coffee shop would open.
The wine bar would serve cheese and deli boards.
Objections have been raised by a King Street occupier who believes the change of use would be detrimental to residential amenity as it would lead to a proliferation of food outlets in the locality and litter.
A nearby food outlet, Go Fresco, has also objected although planning officers point out the company has permission for a takeaway at 80 Northgate Street, only four properties away from the proposed coffee shop and wine bar.
The business would bring a vacant unit back into use, they argue and describe this as "especially important" given the number of empty premises in Northgate Street.
It would not be close enough to residential properties, in particular dwellings in King street, to have an unacceptable effect, they believe.
The application is recommended for approval to a meeting of the city's planning board taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday December 3 at 10.30am.