A north-east pub is looking to create a beer garden.
The Gordon Highlander in Inverurie, which is owned by JD Wetherspoon, has applied to Aberdeenshire Council for a change of use.
It would mean the current refuse area at the West North Street pub would be altered to build the beer garden for revellers.
A spokesman for JD Wetherspoon said he thought the beer garden would be a great addition to the venue.
Manchester firm Just H Architects lodged the plans on behalf of the pub giant.
The spokesman added: “Our aim is to add a small garden to the rear of the pub.
“The Gordon Highlander is very popular and we are always keen to improve it for our customers.
“We believe a garden area will be a good addition.”
According to planning documents, the new facility would be 35 square metres in an “undeveloped bin store area”.
The application work would also include the removal of the bin store roof to form the “enclosed outdoor space”.
Members of the public have until April 13 to submit any letters in support or opposition to the proposals via the application on Aberdeenshire Council’s website.
Two objections have already been lodged with the local authority, both claiming it would lead to an increase in noise for neighbours.
David Phillips, who lives on the same street, said in his letter: “Wetherspoon wishes to turn the bottle storeroom into its beer garden by taking the roof off (an) existing building because they think they will get lots of sunshine in the area.
“We have quite a lot of noise from the road, shops and pubs that surround us.
“This would be situated very close to our property’s bedroom at the back of the building, which I feel would really affect our privacy.”
Griselda McGregor, who also lives on West North Street, said: “We, the residents at the top of West High Street, are constantly bombarded with noise of one sort or another at night and sometimes during the day.
“We most certainly do not want any more noise.”