A new takeaway looks set to get the go-ahead in a Norfolk village despite fears it will lower house prices and lead to anti-social behaviour. 

West Norfolk councillors have been recommended to approve plans to change the use of a shop in St Mary's Street in Feltwell.

It comes despite fears the new business will bring anti-social behaviour.

Feltwell Parish Council said: "St Mary's Street is not the right location for this type of business which will produce excess rubbish, noise, smell, parking issues and disruptions to the neighbouring properties.

"It will encourage youths to congregate late at night and being opposite St Mary's Church, the churchyard may become a gathering place."

A report to councillors adds 36 objections have also been received from villagers.

Grounds include the impact on neighbouring house prices, lack of parking in the street, increased traffic levels and the noise which would be caused by extraction equipment. 

But the developer, named as Mr Yasan in planning papers, states: "We are not people who will not care about littering the place and bringing anti-social behaviour to the street.

"One of the main concerns raised by all of the objections is the antisocial behaviour in the area will aggregate and move to this area due to the new business in place. We have the experience to deal with such challenging incidents."

A planning officers' report concludes: "Objections to the proposal include concerns that the use would increase anti-social behaviour. However, the opening hours are restricted, and this would be down to the management of the takeaway.

"This issue is included within the noise management plan which the applicant will be required to monitor and is secured via condition."

West Norfolk council's planning committee has been recommended to approve the change of use when it meets on Monday, March 6.