Bedminster and Southville licensed premises reduction plan
A plan to prevent more pubs, clubs, off-licences and late-night takeaways from opening on four streets in Bristol is to be considered by the council.
People in Bedminster and Southville say there are too many outlets selling alcohol leading to a rise in anti-social behaviour in their community.
The council could introduce a new policy making it more difficult to obtain a licence to sell alcohol.
The four roads are Cannon Street, North Street, East Street, and West Street.
At the moment there are more than 100 licensed premises in the area, which has a population of about 21,000.'Drunken behaviour'
Green Party councillor for Southville Tess Green said she had been receiving more complaints.
She wants to introduce a Cumulative Impact Policy - which means any new applications for a licence to sell alcohol would be rejected, except in special circumstances.
She said: "I'm getting more complaints as a councillor from local residents about the anti-social and drunken behaviour that they're encountering on the streets.
"It's not only spoiling the appearance of some of our streets where we've got too many licensed premises and not enough choice of other kind of retail.
"Recently there have been a lot more applications to open new licensed premises and there are far too many. We don't want to get to a position where every other shop is a licensed premises."
A public consultation is to be launched by the council following discussions.