North Sunderland Parish Council is to register its concerns about the development of a Thai restaurant.
The planning application for the site, at 52 Main Street, North Sunderland, drew several comments from councillors.
Councillor David Donaldson was particularly concerned with the idea that any development should be in keeping with the character of the village’s conservation area.
Other councillors objected to the opening times of the restaurant proposed in the application, which would see it open until midnight, seven days a week.
After scrutinising the accompanying plans, councillors also had qualms about the development’s impact on a neighbouring car park, and whether this might lead to more parking on grassed areas in the village.
It was also noted that the site abuts onto a residential area, and that residents’ lives may be impacted both by the restaurant’s noise and smells from its two chimneys.