Residents in Bromley have claimed takeaway drivers are ‘weeing and screaming’ on their street as well as drunks ‘fighting’ while they wait for their food.

Meanwhile, Bromley Council has received an application from the Papa John’s store in Petts Wood, Orpington, to extend its delivery hours to 5am every day, though this has since been withdrawn.

The store on Fairway claimed in its application that the premises would be closed off from the public from 2am if the proposal were to be approved, with deliveries available until 5am.

The store is currently listed on its website as being open until 11pm each night. Council officers said in their report that the authority had already received several complaints regarding noise disturbances coming from the store.

The application received 40 objections from locals.

This included one from Conservative Councillor Tony Owen, ward councillor for Petts Wood and Knoll, who called the proposal ‘ridiculous’.

One resident claimed in their objection: “It has come to our attention that delivery drivers and customers from the adjacent pub, who are often intoxicated, have been urinating in the alley adjacent to Papa John’s Pizza.

"Additionally, they smoke, shout, and fight while waiting for their pizza orders to be cooked, and they eat on the opposite wall, leaving behind rubbish and packaging on the path.”

The local claimed that there were already problems on the street with the store’s delivery drivers ‘racing bikes’ and ‘playing football’ outside.

Residents also cited concerns that the proposal would increase ‘drunken footfall’ from the nearby Daylight Inn pub.

Another local said in their objection: “Over the past few years we have had to put up with excess noise created by that establishment with the drivers in cars and on mopeds making all sorts of noise both day and night by talking loudly, shouting and screaming alongside playing loud music.”

The Papa John’s store said in its application form that the business respects its neighbours and the general public.

It said it would keep the local street clean of litter and noise and request customers to do the same.

A source from Papa John’s told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) that the application to extend the store’s opening hours sent to Bromley Council had since been withdrawn.

Deliveries from the store are carried out through its in-house delivery service as well as through third-party applications such as Deliveroo.

A Deliveroo spokesperson told the LDRS: “Deliveroo takes its responsibilities in the communities where we operate very seriously and we’re proud to support local restaurant partners by connecting them with customers in the area. We regularly communicate with riders about respecting the neighbourhoods where they work.”

The Daylight Inn pub was approached for comment, but had not responded at the time of publication.