A KEBAB shop has launched a bid to stay open until 3.30am in a move that is being opposed by councillors.

Didcot Kebab in Broadway wants to extend its opening hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from the current 11am until 11.30pm to 11am until 3.30am.

But Didcot Town Council has objected to the plan, fearing it could lead to a rise in anti-social behaviour in a semi-residential area.

The takeaway, which also serves pizzas, burgers and fried chicken, was first granted planning permission in 2003 and has previously been in trouble for staying open later than permitted.

The new opening hours would bring it into line with the nearby Broadways pub which opens until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Despite the town council's objections, the change is likely to be approved by South Oxfordshire District Council at a planning meeting on Wednesday.

This council's planning officer is recommending that permission for the additional opening hours be granted for a temporary period of 12 months to 'allow the situation to be monitored.'

All complaints regarding noise and disturbance would be logged during this period and the shop would have to apply again for permanent consent.