Plans for a new takeaway have been given the go-ahead despite objections from neighbours.

A developer applied for permission to convert a former newsagent's shop on St Mary's Street in Feltwell, near Brandon.

But Feltwell Parish Council said it was the wrong location for the business, which would "produce excess rubbish, noise, smell, parking issues and disruptions to the neighbouring properties".

Some 36 people objected, including Tom Edwards, who lives near the site and spoke as West Norfolk council's planning committee discussed the proposals.

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Mr Edwards said he objected to the noise which would be caused by people using the premises and the lack of parking nearby.

He added Feltwell was already "well-served with takeaways".

Councillor Terry Parrish said there had been 36 objections and the views of the public should be taken into account. 

Jo Rust, another councillor, said it was "significant" that the parish council had objected.

Michael DeWhalley, also on the planning committee, said he supported the application because the building had been empty for four years and converting it to a takeaway would enable it to remain a viable commercial premises.

Elizabeth Nockolds, another councillor, said a condition should be imposed obliging the applicant to keep the area in front of the building free of litter.

Mr Yasan, the developer behind the proposals, said in his application: "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."

Councillors were recommended to approve the conversion and did so when the matter went to the vote.