The United Reformed Church in Water Lane is asking East Herts Council for permission to extend its main building to create new community space.
"Increase in recorded complaints should not necessarily be seen as an increased level of dissatisfaction with council services generally."
Urban planner and designer Yvonne Estop-Wood, of the Old River Lane Working Group, makes the case for keeping Charringtons House.
East Herts councillors are being recommended to approve plans for four 5.75m (18ft 10in) high columns on the open-air top floor.
Cllr Chris Wilson, an East Herts Council member, said: "We are doing our best to represent residents at all the appropriate meetings."
Lib Dem Cllr Chris Wilson asked Conservative Cllr Jan Goodeve what she was doing to safeguard the interests of East Herts residents.
Discount supermarket chain proposes "multi-million-pound investment" in Stansted Road to replace Ford dealership Gates.
The 299 suggested sites include one of 1,433 acres between Little Hallingbury, Hatfield Broad Oak and Hatfield Heath for 6,500 homes.
Proposed supermarket for new Stortford North estates 'a necessity' and could alleviate some of the Hockerill congestion caused by Aldi.
East Herts Council is consulting on its 3G plans until August 26 ahead of a planning application set to be submitted in September.
As well as shops, the new centre will have a South Street Surgery branch, a care home, children's nursery and 29 social housing apartments.
Birchwood High wants to build a state-of-the-art complex on land it owns in the grounds of the Pearse House development off Dunmow Road.
The enclosed station near Ware, with sound and odour controls, would store waste before it is sent to recovery and disposal facilities.
Fifth generation of East End family, renowned for selling cockney favourite for 160 years, plans to open outlet in Bishop's Stortford.
Public inquiry into whether Pennington Lane farmland can be developed for housing ends with decision expected by end of summer.