VILLAGERS have objected to plans to extend a pub's opening hours.
An application has been made by the White Horse Inn at Emley to continue serving alcohol until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, Christmas Eve and on days before bank holidays.
The proposal - to be decided by Kirklees Council's licensing panel tomorrow - would also see the pub open until midnight, Mondays to Thursdays, and 11.30pm on Sundays.
The pub, on Chapel Lane, is currently licensed to serve alcohol between 10am and 11pm Monday to Saturday. It opens until 10.30pm on Sundays.
But since the application was made to extend the opening hours, 27 objections have been received from local residents concerned about noise, drink- driving and anti-social behaviour.
Edward Shaw, of Rectory Lane, was among those who expressed worries about the noise and activities associated with late-night drinking.
He also highlighted how a lack of buses after 11.30pm would lead to more people driving home when they had been drinking.
John Lister, of Chapel Lane, believed later opening would also attract anti-social behaviour.
The panel will consider the objections at Huddersfield Town Hall tomorrow morning.