PARISH councillors are objecting to the prospect of a smoking shelter at a suburban Chester pub.
The free standing shelter is proposed by the Spirit Group at The Egerton Arms, 76 Liverpool Road, Upton.
The timber framed shelter with a clear roof and glazed infill panels would be erected in a rear yard at the pub, according to a report.
Parish councillors in Upton argue the smoking shelter would be in a prominent position on Mill Lane and would become a congregating place for youths.
The parish council believes there are plenty of other less conspicuous locations available.
No comments have been made by neighbours.
The shelter would have a modern design, according to planning officers and would not have a detrimental effect on the character of the area.
It would not affect surrounding residential properties.
Recommending the application should be approved, they say the smoking shelter will be in keeping with the character of the area and will not have an unacceptable effect on the amenities of nearby homes.
The smoking shelter is due to be considered at a meeting of Chester's planning board taking place on Wednesday (January 7) at 10.30am at the Crowne Plaza hotel in the city centre.