Plans to restrict Plymouth off-licence premises

Image caption Beers, ciders and lagers with an alcohol volume of more than 6% could be removed from off-licence shelves

Off-licences in Plymouth could be banned from opening near buildings where alcoholics get help or where street drinking is a problem.

Even those allowed to open could be prevented from selling super-strength alcohol or single cans.

The proposals, which are part of a new licensing policy, were recommended by the city council's cabinet.

Similar schemes have been introduced in other parts of the country, including Birmingham and Ipswich.

However, plans to make bars and clubs pay towards the costs of policing the night-time economy are still under discussion.

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