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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 16:07 GMT 17:07 UK
Community calls for takeaway halt
Takeaway rubbish
The council has had more than 200 complaints about takeaways
Some residents in Leicester say an excessive number of take-away restaurants is ruining their community.

Leicester City Council said they had received more than 200 complaints related to take-away restaurants over the past year.

Most of the complaints were about litter and parking problems, said Councillor Parmjit Singh Gill.

Mr Singh Gill said wanted to see a cap on the number of take-away restaurants as there were "more than enough".

"We have had complaints about the aggregation of rubbish, traffic and parking problems and local businesses being driven away and being replaced by takeaways," said Mr Singh Gill.

"I think we have reached a level which is a peak and I think we have got enough takeaways already and we don't need any more."

The city council will carry out a consultation on this matter later in the year to see whether a cap on take away restaurants is needed, he said.




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