A PUB'S plan to build a new beer garden and play area would infringe the human rights of a neighbour living nearby, it has been claimed.
A homeowner living close to the Halfway House, in Donisthorpe, has launched a solo protest, calling on planning chiefs to stop people from being able to drink outside, saying it would impact on her quality of life.
The pub's owners have already received planning permission to build out towards neighbouring homes, leading to concerns about noise and drinking from one resident.
Fears have also been expressed about the possibility of punters urinating near homes due to the limited toilet facilities on offer.
North West Leicestershire District Council is now set to decide whether alcohol can be served outside.
In her letter of objection to the authority, Niki Whitehouse said she had a right to respect for her home and private life and was "entitled to peaceful enjoyment of (her) possessions".
The concerns have been laughed off by landlord Peter Riley, who was adamant the claims were "nonsense".
He said that, aside from the one objection, his plan had received unanimous backing in Donisthorpe.
Mr Riley said: "We have had a lot of support, it is just one neighbour. It is a load of nonsense. We will be putting up acoustic fencing, so she will have more privacy than she has got now."
He also hit out at suggestions that drinkers could urinate near homes, saying the venue had regularly hosted large-scale events and never had any problems.
He added: "There is nothing in the village for children and we are spending in excess of £100,000 on facilities."