A woman living next to the site of a proposed new church in Peterhead has slammed the plans.
The place of worship could be built on land adjacent to White Gates with the plans submitted to the council at the end of last month.
Peterhead Gospel Trust is the group behind the initiative and hopes a new home can be built for its congregation.
The trust was given permission for a temporary place of worship on land off Waterside Road in 2006 and later secured retrospective permission for another temporary home.
If approved, the new hall would have enough capacity for 500 people as well as a foyer with a minister’s area, control room and toilets leading off it. There would be 100 parking spaces outside the premises.
Tim Hill from Peterhead Gospel Trust said the latest application was aimed at making the church safer and more usable for the elderly, disabled and children.
He said neighbours living nearby were “pleased” with the proposed upgrade and a report on the development concluded it would have “minimal impact” on the surrounding area.
However, a woman living nearby has objected to the proposal and has listed noise and loss of privacy among her concerns.
Fiona Stephen said the new place of worship would be built directly behind her house and she is worried about the changes it could bring.
In a letter objecting to the plans, she implored planning bosses to think about the potential impact before making a decision.
Mrs Stephen said: “I am concerned with the loss of my privacy and also the increase of noise and disturbance there will be.
“I am very concerned how close cars will be parking next to my garden and the screening proposed is inadequate.
“The plans show only trees and this will take many years to provide any screening at all. My privacy will be affected by this.
“This disturbance and noise will affect all houses on the border of the site, so please take this into consideration when consider planning.
“This has been a quiet private residential area and I am very concerned that this will change.”