Ewood McDonalds gets go-ahead for extra four hours

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EWOOD’S McDonalds branch has won approval to open for an extra four hours in the night and early morning despite residents’ noise concerns.

The Livesey Branch Road fast-food restaurant is looking to extend its opening hours from 7am until midnight to 5am until 2am.

The Ewood Community Association objected to the change in hours because possible disruption.

Blackburn with Darwen planning committee approved the change after Ewood ward councillor Jamie Groves said potential noise and disturbance had to be weighed against job creation.

A spokesman for McDonalds said: “We want to serve our customers at the times that suit them.”

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7:47pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Chugger says...

May as well do away with 4pm closing times on Sundays too...
May as well do away with 4pm closing times on Sundays too... Chugger
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11:07pm Mon 28 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

That's good will be able to get late night snack there, of course I will keep my noise down, so as not to disturb people.
:-) )
That's good will be able to get late night snack there, of course I will keep my noise down, so as not to disturb people. :-) ) 2 for 5p
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2:34am Tue 29 Jan 13

woolywords says...

I suggest that the objectors to these plans lodge an appeal, since it is apparent that the planning commitee has not taken into account their legal requirement under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to ensure that your rights were not infringed within the scope of that article.
Concommitant to that is, the behaviour of the Councillor who spoke in favour of the application, thus acting on behalf of the applicant, against the expressed wishes of those whom elected him and could be considered in breach of the Codes of Practise pertaining to his office. Where it could be considered, by any reasonable person, that the said Councillor did not "make decisions based solely on consideration of the public interest and the common good" according to the Local Government Act. Where the needs of the local residents, which outnumber the employees either current or proposed, to have no disturbance from increased traffic, noise or smells.

Since the original application deemed it necessary to restrict the opening hours, what has been done to mitigate any of the concerns that required the setting of the hours to current limits, such as independant noise monitoring?
I suggest that the objectors to these plans lodge an appeal, since it is apparent that the planning commitee has not taken into account their legal requirement under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to ensure that your rights were not infringed within the scope of that article. Concommitant to that is, the behaviour of the Councillor who spoke in favour of the application, thus acting on behalf of the applicant, against the expressed wishes of those whom elected him and could be considered in breach of the Codes of Practise pertaining to his office. Where it could be considered, by any reasonable person, that the said Councillor did not "make decisions based solely on consideration of the public interest and the common good" according to the Local Government Act. Where the needs of the local residents, which outnumber the employees either current or proposed, to have no disturbance from increased traffic, noise or smells. Since the original application deemed it necessary to restrict the opening hours, what has been done to mitigate any of the concerns that required the setting of the hours to current limits, such as independant noise monitoring? woolywords
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