Change of use from Restaurant (Class A3) and Bar (Class A4) use to Restaurant (Class A3) and Hot Food Takeaway (Class A5) with associated improvements to the access and car parking areas.
KFC wanted a change of use to add a takeaway facility. There was much heated objection and the application was originally refused, despite SCC Highways having made no objection and an officers’ recommendation to permit. The Society’s objection included an analysis of the traffic situation at this busy junction.
The appeal which followed was subject to a Public Inquiry but eventually dismissed, largely on highway grounds. This is a key case in having the strength to persist against the highway authority’s comment.