Supermarket giant Tesco wants to expand its alcohol offering in two of its smaller stores in Dundee.
However, public health experts are opposed to the move, citing the city’s over-provision policy.
Tesco’s plans for its Express stores on Strathmartine Road and Hawkhill would involve floor space for alcohol expanded by 2.5 and 1.3 square metres.
They will be discussed at committee on Thursday.
Dr Emma Fletcher, consultant in public health medicine at NHS Tayside, has written to Dundee City Council to object on behalf of the health board and Dundee Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
She said: “Dundee is currently over-provided in regards to the availability of alcohol to purchase from off-sales trade.
“We respectfully suggest that an increase in alcohol availability, through increased alcohol display capacity, will have a detrimental effect on public health.”