More than 35,000 people have signed a petition calling for people who live near live music venues to lose their right to complain about noise.

Created by Aidan James Stevens, the e-petition states that if anyone does not wish to be "bothered by something that was a fixture of the community long before they arrived, they should not move there in the first place".

It notes that there have been "innumerable" cases of people "knowingly moving" close to a live music venue and taking exception to the noise, to the point where they try to have their licences revoked or the establishment closed completely.

Mr Stevens therefore believes that anyone who intends to buy or rent a home within a certain distance from a live music venue "should have to read and sign legislature that waives their right to complain about the noise from the nearby venue".

High-profile musicians have already backed various venues that have been the subject of complaints.

For instance, a Manchester resident recently complained about the noise at the Night & Day Cafe, which led to Manchester City Council serving a notice for breaching statutory noise levels.

More than 74,000 people subsequently signed a petition backing the venue, while support also came from the Musicians Union, Guy Garvey of Elbow and Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths.

Night & Day Cafe has now been allowed to retain its live music licence, but the owner must conduct quarterly meetings with local residents to discuss issues relating to noise.

Industry magazine the Publican's Morning Advertiser is already campaigning for the government to make local residents responsible for soundproofing their homes, rather than require licensees to take action to mitigate noise.

Community pubs minister Kris Hopkins has thrown his weight behind the campaign, urging councils to adopt a "common-sense approach that recognises the contribution of live music and long-standing community pubs, while ensuring that local amenity is protected".

Robert Botkai, a partner at Winckworth Sherwood Solicitors, commented: "This seems a little extreme! In most cases common sense does prevail. Venues must have regard for their neighbours no matter when the neighbours moved in. A change in the law of nuisance is unlikely.”