The owner of a kebab van wants permission to start trading in the city centre.

Hasan Yilmaz has applied to sell lamb and chicken kebabs, chips and cold drinks from a catering trailer in Church Street.

The application will be considered by Worcester City Council’s licensing sub-committee for street trading on Tuesday, April 23.

The trailer unit, which measures 14ft by 6ft, is located outside Barclays in the city centre and was previously licensed as Jamaica Wah Gwaan, selling authentic Jamaican cuisine.

If granted permission, the new opening hours would be 10am to 11pm - the old hours were 8am to 8pm.

Worcester’s city centre manager Michelle Newell has objected to the proposal, saying: “The type of food proposed is already catered for nearby, eg Shakeeys, German Doner Kebab, Best Kebab House, Worcester Kebab House all within a few minutes’ walk and closer to many night time venues.

“An alternative and healthier eating offer is preferred, eg. jacket potatoes.

“The extended trading hours will encourage late night lingering in a side road to the main High Street and the proposed redevelopment of Debenhams is likely to include residential flats.”