Trowbridge homeowners’ relief as KFC plan is thrown out

Residents living near a Trowbridge business park have told of their relief after plans for a KFC drive-thru restaurant were thrown out by Wiltshire Council.

Trowbridge police and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service also voiced concerns about the fast-food chain’s application for Trowbridge Retail Park.

People living near the retail park say police are starting to crack an ongoing problem with anti-social behaviour, including the problem of boy racers using the car park.

Residents said this week they are not opposed to having a KFC in the town, just not at the retail park, which is already home to a McDonald’s drive-thru.

Helen Tedman, of Woodborough Close, said: “We used to have a lot of problems with anti-social behaviour and boy racers around McDonald’s, but since the neighbourhood policing team started more patrols, I hardly hear anything.

“We just don’t want the problems to come back again.”

Bradley Road resident Jane Robinson said she would welcome development on the Spitfire Retail Park, next to Trowbridge Retail Park, but not a takeaway. She said: “We would welcome retailers to the site to generate jobs, just not another fast food outlet after the problems we had before.”

Wiltshire Police originally wrote to the planning department regarding possible anti-social behaviour which could result from the introduction of a KFC outlet.

Wiltshire Police architectural liaison officer Claire Rooney said: “Wiltshire Police expressed initial concerns regarding this application in light of historical issues of crime and anti-social behaviour on a similar neighbouring site.

“The issues on this existing site were eventually reduced due to the partnership between the local council’s anti-social behaviour officers, the local neighbourhood policing team and site management.”

A KFC spokesman said: “We know we have many fans in Trowbridge which is why we were looking to open a restaurant in the area. The application was submitted by the landlord of the retail park and we will be working with them to review the decision and decide next steps.”

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10:42am Fri 2 Jul 10

spider1967 says...

get a life!! this is exactly why theres nothing in trowbridge and never will be!!!!!
get a life!! this is exactly why theres nothing in trowbridge and never will be!!!!! spider1967
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10:51am Fri 2 Jul 10

spider1967 says...

spider1967 wrote:
get a life!! this is exactly why theres nothing in trowbridge and never will be!!!!!
Also if there was stuff for kids to do perhaps there would be less anti-social behaviour,the police drive around stopping cars for nothing and wasting time so perhaps if they drove around there every now and then that would solve the problem, the "boy racers" will always go somewhere!!
[quote][p][bold]spider1967[/bold] wrote: get a life!! this is exactly why theres nothing in trowbridge and never will be!!!!![/p][/quote]Also if there was stuff for kids to do perhaps there would be less anti-social behaviour,the police drive around stopping cars for nothing and wasting time so perhaps if they drove around there every now and then that would solve the problem, the "boy racers" will always go somewhere!! spider1967
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1:06pm Fri 2 Jul 10

New 2 Trow says...

Typical NIMBY's!
"Residents said this week they are not opposed to having a KFC in the town, just not at the retail park"

There would be boy racers there with or without a KFC.

Well done for ruining this for the rest of Tro!
Typical NIMBY's! "Residents said this week they are not opposed to having a KFC in the town, just not at the retail park" There would be boy racers there with or without a KFC. Well done for ruining this for the rest of Tro! New 2 Trow
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2:17pm Fri 2 Jul 10

Russlers says...

Surely there could of been a way of allowing it but finding ways to make sure anyone causing problems in the car park for residents are dealt with.Stick a car with the pcsos in there of an evening-oh no they clock off at bedtime.
Surely there could of been a way of allowing it but finding ways to make sure anyone causing problems in the car park for residents are dealt with.Stick a car with the pcsos in there of an evening-oh no they clock off at bedtime. Russlers
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2:22pm Fri 2 Jul 10

david421 says...

A KFC isn't going to create more Boy Racers from thin air. Those that would be there are already at McDonald's. Anyone would think there was some huge 'KFC massive' touring the country seeking out new restaurants! And if the neighbourhood policing scheme which is a few hundred metres away is so successful, where's the problem?!
A KFC isn't going to create more Boy Racers from thin air. Those that would be there are already at McDonald's. Anyone would think there was some huge 'KFC massive' touring the country seeking out new restaurants! And if the neighbourhood policing scheme which is a few hundred metres away is so successful, where's the problem?! david421
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9:38pm Mon 5 Jul 10

Saimi says...

Russlers wrote:
Surely there could of been a way of allowing it but finding ways to make sure anyone causing problems in the car park for residents are dealt with.Stick a car with the pcsos in there of an evening-oh no they clock off at bedtime.
Russlers, trowbridge says...
6:33pm Thu 24 Jun 10

Are there not enough food places offering fast food to our kids causing health related obesity problems.

A bit of hypocricy here me thinks!
[quote][p][bold]Russlers[/bold] wrote: Surely there could of been a way of allowing it but finding ways to make sure anyone causing problems in the car park for residents are dealt with.Stick a car with the pcsos in there of an evening-oh no they clock off at bedtime.[/p][/quote]Russlers, trowbridge says... 6:33pm Thu 24 Jun 10 Are there not enough food places offering fast food to our kids causing health related obesity problems. A bit of hypocricy here me thinks! Saimi
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5:56pm Tue 6 Jul 10

tobruk says...

The Bradley Road Retail Park should never have been built there in the first place. It should have been either on the White Horse Business Park site or on the Canal Road Trading Estate away from a residential street. I have every sympathy for the people living on Bradley Road! Who needs junk food anyway!! Get cooking good healthy food folks!
The Bradley Road Retail Park should never have been built there in the first place. It should have been either on the White Horse Business Park site or on the Canal Road Trading Estate away from a residential street. I have every sympathy for the people living on Bradley Road! Who needs junk food anyway!! Get cooking good healthy food folks! tobruk
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9:39pm Tue 6 Jul 10

Nick Taken says...

Keep chipping away KFC, ignore the moaners and spoilers keep the pressure on for all our sakes... bring us the chicken we deserve!
This is a fingerlickin disgrace!
Keep chipping away KFC, ignore the moaners and spoilers keep the pressure on for all our sakes... bring us the chicken we deserve! This is a fingerlickin disgrace! Nick Taken
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11:54pm Tue 6 Jul 10

HelTed says...

tobruk wrote:
The Bradley Road Retail Park should never have been built there in the first place. It should have been either on the White Horse Business Park site or on the Canal Road Trading Estate away from a residential street. I have every sympathy for the people living on Bradley Road! Who needs junk food anyway!! Get cooking good healthy food folks!
I totally agree, I wish I had known about these problems before I had moved in, my life has been made a misery by the racket that emanates from there. (Anybody want to buy my house?)

There are plenty of empty units down the town, put it down there and everybody will be happy.
[quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: The Bradley Road Retail Park should never have been built there in the first place. It should have been either on the White Horse Business Park site or on the Canal Road Trading Estate away from a residential street. I have every sympathy for the people living on Bradley Road! Who needs junk food anyway!! Get cooking good healthy food folks![/p][/quote]I totally agree, I wish I had known about these problems before I had moved in, my life has been made a misery by the racket that emanates from there. (Anybody want to buy my house?) There are plenty of empty units down the town, put it down there and everybody will be happy. HelTed
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