'Residents' lives could have been ruined had KFC been allowed to build drive-thru'

Essex County Standard: 'Residents' lives could have been ruined had KFC been allowed to build drive-thru' 'Residents' lives could have been ruined had KFC been allowed to build drive-thru'

RESIDENTS say they intend to get on with their lives without ‘“major disruption” after plans to open a fast-food takeaway next to their back yard were thrown out.

KFC had planned to open a restaurant in Ipswich Road, in Colchester, next to the historic Lion and Lamb cottage.

But a planning inspector dismissed the company’s plans on appeal, saying they could have ruined residents’ lives.

Stephanie Dass, who lives in the cottage, said: “This is fantastic news.

“[The negative impact the development would have on us] has always been our principal objection on the basis that it was far too close to a residential property and that other residents in the locality would have also felt its impact.

“We are really delighted that all the campaigning by the residents and local support has helped towards the right decision.”

Neighbour David Haskell added: “This is great news of common spence and a true indication that local democracy works.

“We are very happy with the planning inspector’s decision and we can all now get on with our lives without the fear of this major disruption to it.”

KFC has now signalled its intention to open a branch in Stanway.

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11:35am Tue 13 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

This makes my blood boil when I read stuff like this. A negative externality can now be turned into a positive one. Bring The Kentucky over to "TOLLGATE" where real people live with real prospects. Decent homes with fabulous lake views. The brand new nature reserve, plus the development of the area, is a fitting tribute harmonising the modern day requirements and facilities of daily life, with a natural environment. I mean Tollgate could to turn into a Center Parc lookalike at this rate, especially if we had a pool like the Blackwater leisure centre in Maldon. You lot did not want Kentucky near you because you are snobs. You think because you are close to Dedham, it gives you a rub off cachet value, its all quite Fish & Chip Shop in Frinton:
AVPG:
LOL :-0)
This makes my blood boil when I read stuff like this. A negative externality can now be turned into a positive one. Bring The Kentucky over to "TOLLGATE" where real people live with real prospects. Decent homes with fabulous lake views. The brand new nature reserve, plus the development of the area, is a fitting tribute harmonising the modern day requirements and facilities of daily life, with a natural environment. I mean Tollgate could to turn into a Center Parc lookalike at this rate, especially if we had a pool like the Blackwater leisure centre in Maldon. You lot did not want Kentucky near you because you are snobs. You think because you are close to Dedham, it gives you a rub off cachet value, its all quite Fish & Chip Shop in Frinton: AVPG: LOL :-0) A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 10

11:42am Tue 13 May 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Local democracy works? But only if it suits the council!

In this case it was a Tendering planning application that CBC objected to on the grounds that this development would have an adverse affect on the KFC in the High Street. Also Bob Russell, who is not the MP for Tendering, also put an objection in. Perhaps Bob and CBC should work towards making local democracy work within their own boundary's.

Then again perhaps KFC don't have the same hold on the council that McDonalds have!
Local democracy works? But only if it suits the council! In this case it was a Tendering planning application that CBC objected to on the grounds that this development would have an adverse affect on the KFC in the High Street. Also Bob Russell, who is not the MP for Tendering, also put an objection in. Perhaps Bob and CBC should work towards making local democracy work within their own boundary's. Then again perhaps KFC don't have the same hold on the council that McDonalds have! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 6

1:57pm Tue 13 May 14

Scoot says...

AVPG, I am with you these Nimbys seem to think they reside in some leafy avenue in Lexden, or because they are within spitting distance of dedham vale they are in some tranquil backwater. WHAT A JOKE !
Ipswich road is a major thoroughfare and at peak times vehicles queue either entering or leaving Colchester filling the air with pungent fumes. The residents are surrounded by car dealerships including some bloke who they turn a blind eye to who sells cars on the street. Anyone ever checked whats in the self storage ? might be something more noxious than KFC. disused factories. There is a pub/motel that churns out fumes of chicken 'ding' etc. All that will happen to the land now is it will be left to become overgrown. Next we'll be seeing these residents complaining about the suden increase in vermin in their area.
AVPG, I am with you these Nimbys seem to think they reside in some leafy avenue in Lexden, or because they are within spitting distance of dedham vale they are in some tranquil backwater. WHAT A JOKE ! Ipswich road is a major thoroughfare and at peak times vehicles queue either entering or leaving Colchester filling the air with pungent fumes. The residents are surrounded by car dealerships including some bloke who they turn a blind eye to who sells cars on the street. Anyone ever checked whats in the self storage ? might be something more noxious than KFC. disused factories. There is a pub/motel that churns out fumes of chicken 'ding' etc. All that will happen to the land now is it will be left to become overgrown. Next we'll be seeing these residents complaining about the suden increase in vermin in their area. Scoot
  • Score: 5

2:15pm Tue 13 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Scoot wrote:
AVPG, I am with you these Nimbys seem to think they reside in some leafy avenue in Lexden, or because they are within spitting distance of dedham vale they are in some tranquil backwater. WHAT A JOKE !
Ipswich road is a major thoroughfare and at peak times vehicles queue either entering or leaving Colchester filling the air with pungent fumes. The residents are surrounded by car dealerships including some bloke who they turn a blind eye to who sells cars on the street. Anyone ever checked whats in the self storage ? might be something more noxious than KFC. disused factories. There is a pub/motel that churns out fumes of chicken 'ding' etc. All that will happen to the land now is it will be left to become overgrown. Next we'll be seeing these residents complaining about the suden increase in vermin in their area.
Hi Scoot sure many thanks much appreciated: I totally agree with your additional posts, it does sound and seem somewhat extreme. If it is any consolation, TOLLGATE is starting to look quite fab now, the engineers down there have done an incredible job. I plan on buying one of the houses on the new development, Persimmons build a very good quality home for the price:
I am part of a group of thinking that Stanway should pull away from Colchester Borough Council completely: There is a clear conflict of interests between Stanway & Colchester central now. They don't have the same MP, all political party HQ's are based in Braintree & Witham: Getting back to the Ipswich road issue I did note, from previous posts that both CBC & TDC were involved on this in some way, therefore the remarks about giving poor Andrew Weavers a headache seems appropriate, (quite a lovely bloke actually). Colchester Borough has its work cut out to get its act together, there have been operational decisions that have been made, that are all over the shop. The train of thought is that the Borough needs a new broom at the top and a complete sweep out. This could encourage fresh thinking. I dont know you tell me?
AVPG :-)
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: AVPG, I am with you these Nimbys seem to think they reside in some leafy avenue in Lexden, or because they are within spitting distance of dedham vale they are in some tranquil backwater. WHAT A JOKE ! Ipswich road is a major thoroughfare and at peak times vehicles queue either entering or leaving Colchester filling the air with pungent fumes. The residents are surrounded by car dealerships including some bloke who they turn a blind eye to who sells cars on the street. Anyone ever checked whats in the self storage ? might be something more noxious than KFC. disused factories. There is a pub/motel that churns out fumes of chicken 'ding' etc. All that will happen to the land now is it will be left to become overgrown. Next we'll be seeing these residents complaining about the suden increase in vermin in their area.[/p][/quote]Hi Scoot sure many thanks much appreciated: I totally agree with your additional posts, it does sound and seem somewhat extreme. If it is any consolation, TOLLGATE is starting to look quite fab now, the engineers down there have done an incredible job. I plan on buying one of the houses on the new development, Persimmons build a very good quality home for the price: I am part of a group of thinking that Stanway should pull away from Colchester Borough Council completely: There is a clear conflict of interests between Stanway & Colchester central now. They don't have the same MP, all political party HQ's are based in Braintree & Witham: Getting back to the Ipswich road issue I did note, from previous posts that both CBC & TDC were involved on this in some way, therefore the remarks about giving poor Andrew Weavers a headache seems appropriate, (quite a lovely bloke actually). Colchester Borough has its work cut out to get its act together, there have been operational decisions that have been made, that are all over the shop. The train of thought is that the Borough needs a new broom at the top and a complete sweep out. This could encourage fresh thinking. I dont know you tell me? AVPG :-) A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Tue 13 May 14

crazy comments says...

Scoot wrote:
AVPG, I am with you these Nimbys seem to think they reside in some leafy avenue in Lexden, or because they are within spitting distance of dedham vale they are in some tranquil backwater. WHAT A JOKE !
Ipswich road is a major thoroughfare and at peak times vehicles queue either entering or leaving Colchester filling the air with pungent fumes. The residents are surrounded by car dealerships including some bloke who they turn a blind eye to who sells cars on the street. Anyone ever checked whats in the self storage ? might be something more noxious than KFC. disused factories. There is a pub/motel that churns out fumes of chicken 'ding' etc. All that will happen to the land now is it will be left to become overgrown. Next we'll be seeing these residents complaining about the suden increase in vermin in their area.
These places are okay if put in the right place. What you get with these outlets is noise and litter bunged everywhere. These people lived here well before the Kentucky bought the land, so I can understand how they feel. Also there is a hotel next door, so I'm sure it would not go down well with customers opening their bedroom windows at night having rowdy yobs with noisy engines and smells to go with it.
Put it on the industrial estate instead.
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: AVPG, I am with you these Nimbys seem to think they reside in some leafy avenue in Lexden, or because they are within spitting distance of dedham vale they are in some tranquil backwater. WHAT A JOKE ! Ipswich road is a major thoroughfare and at peak times vehicles queue either entering or leaving Colchester filling the air with pungent fumes. The residents are surrounded by car dealerships including some bloke who they turn a blind eye to who sells cars on the street. Anyone ever checked whats in the self storage ? might be something more noxious than KFC. disused factories. There is a pub/motel that churns out fumes of chicken 'ding' etc. All that will happen to the land now is it will be left to become overgrown. Next we'll be seeing these residents complaining about the suden increase in vermin in their area.[/p][/quote]These places are okay if put in the right place. What you get with these outlets is noise and litter bunged everywhere. These people lived here well before the Kentucky bought the land, so I can understand how they feel. Also there is a hotel next door, so I'm sure it would not go down well with customers opening their bedroom windows at night having rowdy yobs with noisy engines and smells to go with it. Put it on the industrial estate instead. crazy comments
  • Score: 0

8:09pm Tue 13 May 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

I would have quite liked some finger licking on my way home
I would have quite liked some finger licking on my way home Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 3

9:42am Wed 14 May 14

benja19 says...

Gutted............ Would been finger lickin good to have a KFC near by ! The one in town is a pain to get to and they are slow so, often running out of chicken too ( I know crazy hey ) eVen crazier is the fact it's quicker to drive to the drive through in Clacton and get home in quicker time - via the Ipswich road going and coming back .I must add :)

Come KFC, Stanway get everything, how about around The Football stadium area then just a thought ?
Gutted............ Would been finger lickin good to have a KFC near by ! The one in town is a pain to get to and they are slow so, often running out of chicken too ( I know crazy hey ) eVen crazier is the fact it's quicker to drive to the drive through in Clacton and get home in quicker time - via the Ipswich road going and coming back .I must add :) Come KFC, Stanway get everything, how about around The Football stadium area then just a thought ? benja19
  • Score: 0

9:31pm Wed 14 May 14

stevedawson says...

I cant find ref to an application on the council web site.
I cant find ref to an application on the council web site. stevedawson
  • Score: 0

8:28am Thu 15 May 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

stevedawson wrote:
I cant find ref to an application on the council web site.
Try Tendering District Council. That part Ipswich Road in Colchester does not come under CBC jurisdiction.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: I cant find ref to an application on the council web site.[/p][/quote]Try Tendering District Council. That part Ipswich Road in Colchester does not come under CBC jurisdiction. Say It As It Is OK?
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