An application to allow a restaurant to act as a takeaway is currently being considered by Cardiff Council, despite a long-running litter problem.
Pappadums Restaurant, City Road, is due to open soon, and the owners have applied to remove one of the conditions of their original planning application. The document states: "No sale of hot food for consumption off the premises shall take place from the premises."
There are already more than 30 takeaways on City Road, and case officer Alan Groves said: "We will consult the waste management section before making a decision. We also try to secure refuge storage bins on site of all the takeaways."
A spokeswoman for the Cardiff Council's Waste Management Section said: "Takeaways are encouraged to send out staff to clear up the area outside their shops if litter has been dropped.
"We expect problem areas like City Road and Caroline Street to be an absolute mess after a Friday or Saturday night so we send street cleansers down there. Enforcement officers have the power to issue on the spot fines for littering, in the hope it will discourage people from dropping litter on the street."
Applications are also being considered for a change of use from a retail store to a Chinese restaurant and takeaway on Queen Street, and a request to allow the sale of hot food for takeaway and to extend opening hours in a food venue on Caroline Street. So far no decisions, objections or recommendations have been made to any of the applications.