BANGOR councillors fears Gwynedd Council is ignoring concerns over late night pub and takeaway opening.
Clerk Gwyn Hughes told a Bangor City Council meeting this week that the “rash” of applications councillors feared has begun.
Councillors discussed seven applications for late night opening, with some establishments hoping to open until 3.30am on certain nights.
The row stems from Gwynedd Council’s licensing sub committee permitting late night opening at Star Kebabs on the High Street despite North Wales Police’s objections.
Mr Hughes said: “Quite frankly I think it’s scandalous and it’s imposing a burden upon people within the vicinity, and creates not only massive costs to the public purse, but also problems with rubbish and other disturbances.”
During a discussion on Subway’s application, Mr Hughes added: “You go through the Bible Gardens and what do you see? Subway packets.
“The way I come in in the morning, and you can see the kebabs regurgitated all over the pavement; visitors see this and it’s disgusting.”
Cllr Keith Marshall said police officers had told him they were certain there would be a flood of applications.
Councillor John Wyn Williams, Gwynedd Council Cabinet member for public protection, said every application was considered on its individual merits and in accordance with relevant legislation and local policy.
He added: “The Licensing Act 2003 stipulates that any objections made by individuals, groups or local city, town or community councils must be supported with clear evidence relating to the premises concerned.
“When considering any application where evidence has been presented that late opening would clearly contravene the licensing objectives, the council’s licensing sub-committee would refuse the application.
“In addition, a member of the public or an organisation may apply to the council for a review of a premises licence where there is evidence that the licensed establishment is contravening the conditions of its late licence.”