KFC wins appeal for Trowbridge drive-through

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A planning appeal for a drive-through KFC in Trowbridge has been allowed despite neighbours' concerns over noise and littering.

The planning application for the restaurant at Trowbridge Retail Park, adjacent to Spitfire Retail Park where McDonald's is already based, was initially rejected by Wiltshire councillors in June last year.

Families and local authorities were concerned about the adverse effects the restaurant would have on nearby homes and roads, leading to further congestion.

But planning inspector Jon Roberts granted the planning application on the condition that the terms listed are met by KFC to avoid adverse effects to residents living nearby and effects on highway safety and parking.

There were 11 conditions put in place for KFC to adhere to as part of the planning permission and they include having an approved site management plan to combat anti social behaviour and littering including gating off parts of the parking area and providing CCTV; landscaping; operating between 7.30am and 11pm; installing and maintaining ventilation and filtration equipment.

Bradley Road neighbour Jane Robinson doesn’t think the conditions imposed are going to make any difference to the problems.

She said: “My question is what magic plan have KFC got to control the anti-social behaviour that McDonald's and Trowbridge police haven’t found in the last 13 years.

“I’m absolutely not convinced they are going to manage the problems any better than anyone else has. The problem is still there.”

She added that she also has issues with the litter and parking which will be reduced by 66 spaces in the retail park when KFC is built.

A spokesman for KFC said: "We're delighted to have been granted permission to open a new restaurant at the Trowbridge Retail Park, which will create 30 to 40 jobs in the area."

More reaction in this week's Wiltshire Times

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8:45am Wed 30 Mar 11

mjhudston says...

Ah yet again, local and council objections, walked all over by planning inspectors who live no where near where the development is going to be placed.
Ah yet again, local and council objections, walked all over by planning inspectors who live no where near where the development is going to be placed. mjhudston
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10:43am Wed 30 Mar 11

2CK says...

A decision which I am sure will be warmly welcomed by all those boy racers mentioned in another story in this week's WT. The short section of road between the two Retail Parks will now become a sprint racetrack.
A decision which I am sure will be warmly welcomed by all those boy racers mentioned in another story in this week's WT. The short section of road between the two Retail Parks will now become a sprint racetrack. 2CK
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10:49am Wed 30 Mar 11

Blanche Terraine says...

Bradley Road was never the prettiest street in Trowbridge but in the days of Hattersley Newman Hender and the Unigate Sports and Social club it was quiet and tidy. Now it looks ugly, untidy and unloved and it will soon be worse. And if KFC neglect their obligations to keep it tidy, will they be made to give up trading? Of course not.
Bradley Road was never the prettiest street in Trowbridge but in the days of Hattersley Newman Hender and the Unigate Sports and Social club it was quiet and tidy. Now it looks ugly, untidy and unloved and it will soon be worse. And if KFC neglect their obligations to keep it tidy, will they be made to give up trading? Of course not. Blanche Terraine
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11:23am Wed 30 Mar 11

deanowilts says...

Great news, now i won't have to use so many carbon emmissions driving to frome for one ;o)
Great news, now i won't have to use so many carbon emmissions driving to frome for one ;o) deanowilts
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11:40am Wed 30 Mar 11

benwigley says...

A fantastic development for Trowbridge! A bit of healthy competition for McDonalds who have had it easy in Trowbridge being the only well-known fast food chain. It wont make the road look uglier it can't get much worse and anyway where's the beauty if there's no ugly? It also has the potential to perhaps deter the 'boy racers'; a busier car park means less space, and more people around means more people to sit there staring at them and wrongly accuse them for whatever they're meant to be doing wrong! Lets embrace the change and look forward to the future. Long live KFC, I like chicken.
A fantastic development for Trowbridge! A bit of healthy competition for McDonalds who have had it easy in Trowbridge being the only well-known fast food chain. It wont make the road look uglier it can't get much worse and anyway where's the beauty if there's no ugly? It also has the potential to perhaps deter the 'boy racers'; a busier car park means less space, and more people around means more people to sit there staring at them and wrongly accuse them for whatever they're meant to be doing wrong! Lets embrace the change and look forward to the future. Long live KFC, I like chicken. benwigley
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12:25pm Wed 30 Mar 11

Redrum says...

Well more jobs cannot be bad, however there should be some sort of plan in place to make sure these conditions are adhered to.
Well more jobs cannot be bad, however there should be some sort of plan in place to make sure these conditions are adhered to. Redrum
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1:02pm Wed 30 Mar 11

Jungleist says...

Great. Another rubbish food outlet. Just what Trowbridge needs. I'm impressed how these coporations just ride roughshod over our planning systems though. Nice to know how robust they are!
Great. Another rubbish food outlet. Just what Trowbridge needs. I'm impressed how these coporations just ride roughshod over our planning systems though. Nice to know how robust they are! Jungleist
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1:58pm Wed 30 Mar 11

old_charlie says...

So they are doing it to create jobs? And there was cynical old me thinking they do it to swell their profits!So more junk food to create even more overweight kids in Trowbridge. Great!
So they are doing it to create jobs? And there was cynical old me thinking they do it to swell their profits!So more junk food to create even more overweight kids in Trowbridge. Great! old_charlie
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4:52pm Wed 30 Mar 11

Redrum says...

Without sounding like a boring old f@rt, years ago when people were on rations and all lived on healthy food, how many people had serious obesity problems?. Now people do not seem to want to save money by eating home made tasty meals.
Without sounding like a boring old f@rt, years ago when people were on rations and all lived on healthy food, how many people had serious obesity problems?. Now people do not seem to want to save money by eating home made tasty meals. Redrum
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4:55pm Wed 30 Mar 11

frostygirl says...

At last Trowbridge is arriving in the 21st century slowly but surely, whatever next.... a cinema perhaps or maybe other well known food chains like pizza express where i can finally enjoy a meal out in the county town. ooops forgot that classy joint The Hungry Horse, come on Trowbridge get with it!!
At last Trowbridge is arriving in the 21st century slowly but surely, whatever next.... a cinema perhaps or maybe other well known food chains like pizza express where i can finally enjoy a meal out in the county town. ooops forgot that classy joint The Hungry Horse, come on Trowbridge get with it!! frostygirl
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6:15pm Wed 30 Mar 11

ginton says...

frostygirl wrote:
At last Trowbridge is arriving in the 21st century slowly but surely, whatever next.... a cinema perhaps or maybe other well known food chains like pizza express where i can finally enjoy a meal out in the county town. ooops forgot that classy joint The Hungry Horse, come on Trowbridge get with it!!
I totally agree, why is money being constantly invested in council entertaining projects - the civic hall / money pit and not into getting more national retailers and food chains in, I have lost count of the multiple take aways we have in Trowbridge, no wonder Bon Marche has moved in to that must go shopping centre of ours and Evans does so well, one of the few original shops remaining - I wonder why! Why cook a home meal when you can eat out in the comfort of your own classy vehicle each night! This is the reason I dont let my children out to "roam the streets", I would rather they stayed in and watched Coronation Street that hang out at fast food places causing trouble - and they wonder why youth crime is up - give the community something they really need!
[quote][p][bold]frostygirl[/bold] wrote: At last Trowbridge is arriving in the 21st century slowly but surely, whatever next.... a cinema perhaps or maybe other well known food chains like pizza express where i can finally enjoy a meal out in the county town. ooops forgot that classy joint The Hungry Horse, come on Trowbridge get with it!![/p][/quote]I totally agree, why is money being constantly invested in council entertaining projects - the civic hall / money pit and not into getting more national retailers and food chains in, I have lost count of the multiple take aways we have in Trowbridge, no wonder Bon Marche has moved in to that must go shopping centre of ours and Evans does so well, one of the few original shops remaining - I wonder why! Why cook a home meal when you can eat out in the comfort of your own classy vehicle each night! This is the reason I dont let my children out to "roam the streets", I would rather they stayed in and watched Coronation Street that hang out at fast food places causing trouble - and they wonder why youth crime is up - give the community something they really need! ginton
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6:18pm Wed 30 Mar 11

Triton says...

mjhudston wrote:
Ah yet again, local and council objections, walked all over by planning inspectors who live no where near where the development is going to be placed.
There is a case in Seend Cleeve where an extension was turned down by the Parish Council and Wiltshire Council. There was even a petition by locals who objected to the design - a ghastly zinc cladding, glass and Cedar wood design which abuts an old red brick Victorian Chapel. The Owner simply took his appeal to a higher authority who granted their request. It makes local democracy null and void!!
[quote][p][bold]mjhudston[/bold] wrote: Ah yet again, local and council objections, walked all over by planning inspectors who live no where near where the development is going to be placed.[/p][/quote]There is a case in Seend Cleeve where an extension was turned down by the Parish Council and Wiltshire Council. There was even a petition by locals who objected to the design - a ghastly zinc cladding, glass and Cedar wood design which abuts an old red brick Victorian Chapel. The Owner simply took his appeal to a higher authority who granted their request. It makes local democracy null and void!! Triton
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8:30pm Wed 30 Mar 11

loopers says...

Jungleist wrote:
Great. Another rubbish food outlet. Just what Trowbridge needs. I'm impressed how these coporations just ride roughshod over our planning systems though. Nice to know how robust they are!
Agree another rubbish outlet but may create jobs for all the young unemployed that seem to think benifits are a way of life get them collecting the rubbish or working for a living Trowbridge needs to move on to the future and KFC gives opening for more jobs after all we seem to build all these afforable houses every where!!!
[quote][p][bold]Jungleist[/bold] wrote: Great. Another rubbish food outlet. Just what Trowbridge needs. I'm impressed how these coporations just ride roughshod over our planning systems though. Nice to know how robust they are![/p][/quote]Agree another rubbish outlet but may create jobs for all the young unemployed that seem to think benifits are a way of life get them collecting the rubbish or working for a living Trowbridge needs to move on to the future and KFC gives opening for more jobs after all we seem to build all these afforable houses every where!!! loopers
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3:13am Thu 31 Mar 11

Blanche Terraine says...

Yes, it's a great future for the young unemployed under loopers vision. Half of them serving up fast food, the other half picking up the litter caused by fast food consumers. Meanwhile everyone's driving out to get their dinner, families eat without ever sitting at a table, and so much cooking oil and sugary fizz is being consumed that people look like Michelin Man. I have seen the future and it doesn't look good.
Yes, it's a great future for the young unemployed under loopers vision. Half of them serving up fast food, the other half picking up the litter caused by fast food consumers. Meanwhile everyone's driving out to get their dinner, families eat without ever sitting at a table, and so much cooking oil and sugary fizz is being consumed that people look like Michelin Man. I have seen the future and it doesn't look good. Blanche Terraine
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5:57am Thu 31 Mar 11

Jungleist says...

Loopers, I agree about creating jobs but KFC?!! Come on! I want better for the children who live in Trowbridge and the surrounding areas. Talking of litter, do you know the McD's stuff gets all the way to Westwood? I know because I cycle there. Do you reckon KFC will get their litter collectors out there?! No chance. Wiltshire does not need KFC and the numb nuts who eat it and chuck it out of their cars on the way home.
Loopers, I agree about creating jobs but KFC?!! Come on! I want better for the children who live in Trowbridge and the surrounding areas. Talking of litter, do you know the McD's stuff gets all the way to Westwood? I know because I cycle there. Do you reckon KFC will get their litter collectors out there?! No chance. Wiltshire does not need KFC and the numb nuts who eat it and chuck it out of their cars on the way home. Jungleist
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6:15am Thu 31 Mar 11

old_charlie says...

I asked the neighbour's teenage kid about Kentucky Fried Chicken - her reply amused me "Well, it certainly is NOT from Kentucky, and I'm not sure if there's any chicken in it - but I suppose it IS fried!
I asked the neighbour's teenage kid about Kentucky Fried Chicken - her reply amused me "Well, it certainly is NOT from Kentucky, and I'm not sure if there's any chicken in it - but I suppose it IS fried! old_charlie
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5:12pm Thu 31 Mar 11

activeukip says...

People moan about mcdonalds/burger king.
Ill tell you all,much better than this SHOWER.
The one in frome is awful,they get the orders wrong,the chicken we had the other day was STALE,toilets well a health risk,urinals poor,toilet seat hanging off,pools of water all over the floor,YET mendip council enviromental health gave the 5 stars out of 5 for being clean!!!!
STAY WELL CLEAR if you value your health...
People moan about mcdonalds/burger king. Ill tell you all,much better than this SHOWER. The one in frome is awful,they get the orders wrong,the chicken we had the other day was STALE,toilets well a health risk,urinals poor,toilet seat hanging off,pools of water all over the floor,YET mendip council enviromental health gave the 5 stars out of 5 for being clean!!!! STAY WELL CLEAR if you value your health... activeukip
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5:16pm Thu 31 Mar 11

activeukip says...

Oh and buy the way,if you want youre offspring to work their,when they get short of customers they send staff home,so people i know were on schedule to do 8 hours one day,after only 2 HOURS the manager sent staff home with only 2 hours pay!!!
KFC/pizza hut is owned by YUM..
Oh and buy the way,if you want youre offspring to work their,when they get short of customers they send staff home,so people i know were on schedule to do 8 hours one day,after only 2 HOURS the manager sent staff home with only 2 hours pay!!! KFC/pizza hut is owned by YUM.. activeukip
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12:38pm Fri 1 Apr 11

Martin 246 says...

If we are talking about ugliness, has nobody noticed the horrendous lump of cream concrete that's been dumped outside of County Hall? I appreciate that we have to provide access for those with disabilities, but come on, how did they manage to get than plan through? It looks awful.

Going back to the KFC issue, how often do you actually see the retail park car parks full?
If we are talking about ugliness, has nobody noticed the horrendous lump of cream concrete that's been dumped outside of County Hall? I appreciate that we have to provide access for those with disabilities, but come on, how did they manage to get than plan through? It looks awful. Going back to the KFC issue, how often do you actually see the retail park car parks full? Martin 246
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4:43pm Fri 1 Apr 11

Wiltshire Man says...

It's a temporary structure made of wood You muppet!!

And as for kids getting fat: I have two kids who go to McDonalds and Domino's Pizza and we have other takeaways. They are not fat because we have it in moderation and they excercise.

Fast food outlets are not to blame, it is lazy parenting.
It's a temporary structure made of wood You muppet!! And as for kids getting fat: I have two kids who go to McDonalds and Domino's Pizza and we have other takeaways. They are not fat because we have it in moderation and they excercise. Fast food outlets are not to blame, it is lazy parenting. Wiltshire Man
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8:03am Sat 2 Apr 11

acurtain says...

Can't wait for it to open. it will save driving to Frome, where i agree our orders have not always been correct, but that can happen anywhere. we always count our chicken as they are putting it in the bucket. why all the moaning, its jobs and less pulliuting then using all that diesil, and the boy racers are at Mcdonalds any way. Give the poilce more money and prehaps they could police the area. And yes im in my 50s but love takeaways now and then and no im not fat, just enjoy my life.
Can't wait for it to open. it will save driving to Frome, where i agree our orders have not always been correct, but that can happen anywhere. we always count our chicken as they are putting it in the bucket. why all the moaning, its jobs and less pulliuting then using all that diesil, and the boy racers are at Mcdonalds any way. Give the poilce more money and prehaps they could police the area. And yes im in my 50s but love takeaways now and then and no im not fat, just enjoy my life. acurtain
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7:42am Mon 4 Apr 11

Moaning Myrtle says...

acurtain, hilperton

I doubt very much if you are in your 50's. We were taught much better grammar and spelling than you can display!
acurtain, hilperton I doubt very much if you are in your 50's. We were taught much better grammar and spelling than you can display! Moaning Myrtle
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