A new pizza takeaway would bring “rowdy behaviour” and cause rubbish bins to “overflow”, villagers have claimed.

Their warnings come after plans for the new restaurant in Southmoor were submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council last Monday (January 22).

The applicants, listed as Mr and Mrs Izer on the public planning portal, want to knock down two internal walls in the current site of NIYA Beauty Clinic and install a new kitchen.

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“The village currently lacks a takeaway,” said a planning statement by Swordsman Historic Architectural Design, the planning agents acting on behalf of the couple.

“This new outlet will provide a service to the village which is currently lacking”.

But Peter Kemp, who lives in Southmoor, warned of “danger, waste, noise and smell” in a comment lodged in a public consultation.

He said: “Parking is likely to spill out onto the main Faringdon Road and even adjoining residential roads causing nuisance and danger to the local population.

“The site is already extremely untidy with overflowing litter bins and papers, wrappers, tins and bottles being thrown around the site.

“Adding a fast-food takeaway is only going to add to this current nuisance by its very nature.

“Another outlet will add even more noise and rowdy behaviour to the immediate environment.”

In another public comment, Mr and Mrs Headon, who also live in the village, said: “The parking at the top of Cherry Tree Close and Faringdon Road is already an issue with dangerous and inconsiderate parking.

“We think it would also encourage anti-social behaviour.”

The planning agents have been contacted by the Oxford Mail for further comment.