PARISH councillors and a village resident objected when extended hours was sought at a bus depot.
The issue arose on the Pool Bank Business Park, High Street, Tarvin where applicant Mr Gareth Lloyd Davies, a director of GHA Coaches, sought to vary a condition on a previous planning permission.
Approval was sought to allow limited operations on bank holidays and an early departure at 4.50am Monday to Friday, planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council were told.
The present permission, agreed in March last year, restricts the hours to 6am to 11.50pm Monday to Saturday with 8am to 11.50pm on Sundays and not at all on bank holidays, according to a report.
Tarvin Parish Council objected on the basis of the effect on residential amenity.
An occupier on Tarvin High Street claimed there was a problem with noise from the buses and residents would be woken up even earlier.
No objections were raised by highway officers.
Environmental protection specialists said the bus depot was some distance from the entrance to the business park and adjacent houses and the potential for noise disturbance was much reduced.
The main issue was the effect on nearby occupiers, planners believed. A complaint about the times that buses were running had been received by enforcement officers.
Recommending the revised hours should be agreed, they suggested there should be no unacceptable effect on residential amenity as the high street was the main road through Tarvin and noise could be expected. The borough council agreed the application.