The changes, proposed at The Spital Vaults in Boughton by Wolverhampton based pub company Marstons, will lead to more noise through a party wall claims Alma Street occupier Alison Colquhoun.

Ms Colquhoun says her terraced property shares a brick wall with the pub.

“Over the last few years with the changes in pub activities I have suffered from a much increased noise level from the pub,” she claims.

In addition, since the smoking ban, the use of an outside smoking area means she is unable to leave her back windows open, especially in the summer, due to even more noise and smoke which affects her property.

Ms Colquhoun has no objection to moving a bagatelle table to a new location or to block up a fireplace.

But proposals to open up a doorway between the main bar and a smaller back bar will encourage more customers into the side of the pub that shares the wall with her home, she fears and allow even more noise especially on nights with live music.

A new seating area with easy access to the outside smoking area will also increase the number of customers and the level of noise, she believes.

Ms Colquhoun has told licensing officers she objects to the alterations proceeding on the basis there will be public nuisance due to increased noise.

The Spital Vaults opens until half past midnight Monday to Thursday and on Sunday and until 1.30am on Friday and Saturday.

The application to vary the pub's premises licence is due to be considered at a meeting of the city council's Licensing Act sub committee taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday (January 13) at 10.30am.