MIXED views arose when plans were put forward for a match fishery on Green Belt land on Chester's outskirts.
The complex, with four ponds, parking and other facilities, was put forward at Heath Farm, Birkenhead Road, Backford by Cheshire Oaks Fishery.
It was called into a Cheshire West and Chester Council planning board by Cllr Eleanor Johnson (Con, Mickle Trafford) due to concerns raised by residents.
The site is close to properties on the edge of Whitby Heath and to the M53 and M56, according to a report. It would be reached from the A5117.
Backford and District Parish Council were generally in support but councillors in Little Stanney and District opposed the plans due to the lack of a business plan and a request for round-the-clock fishing.
Planning officers had three letters backing the complex and 12 objecting, raising concerns including noise, traffic, the effect on the value of surrounding properties and flooding.
The need for the fishery was questioned as it was claimed there are a number of fisheries in the area.
To avoid disturbance to nearby properties, hours of 8am to 9pm were suggested.
The application was recommended for approval subject to conditions including a maximum of 114 fishing pegs.
The application was approved on a 7-2 vote with a requirement the number of car parking space should be increased from 70 to at least 90.