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Row brews for coffee shop bid in Mellor Brook

Lancashire Telegraph: The Mellor Brook KFC The Mellor Brook KFC

A PROPOSED coffee shop would be of no benefit to the community or commuters, a councillor has claimed.

Plans to open a Costa Coffee next to the KFC in Preston New Road, Mellor Brook, will be debated by South Ribble Council’s planning committee after being recommended for approval by council officers.

But residents have sent letters to the council complaining there would be an increase in traffic to the site, off a busy main road.

They have also said that there would be insufficient parking and that it would impact on the access to the proposed enterprise zone at BAE Systems.

Coun Barrie Yates, vice-chairman of Samlesbury Parish Council, who also represents the area at borough and county council level, said he was against the proposal.

He said: “It will put extra traffic on a very busy road and make it a danger to come out of the car park.

“When the KFC was extended they said the extra building was for storage, but now they want to turn it into a Costa.

“This makes me worry that we will get a further application to build a new storage facility for the KFC at the back, which they can’t do because of the greenbelt.

“So where will they store their stuff? This will be of no benefit to the local community or anyone else because there are coffee facilities at the garage near the motorway.”

If approved at the council meeting on Wednesday, four full-time and eight part-time jobs will be created.

Planning agent Alison Roland said: “In terms of parking, the site offers 36 parking spaces including two disabled bays.

“This is more than adequate to cater for the KFC and proposed Costa Coffee unit.”

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1:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

juanbbien says...

Get your junk food at KFC and load up on sugar filled drinks at Costa Coffee job done
Get your junk food at KFC and load up on sugar filled drinks at Costa Coffee job done juanbbien
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Barb-Dwyer says...

what a great idea. at last a costa coffee that is in a great location with loads of parking.

i would use it
what a great idea. at last a costa coffee that is in a great location with loads of parking. i would use it Barb-Dwyer
  • Score: 2

3:35pm Mon 13 Jan 14

drunken donut says...

Barb-Dwyer wrote:
what a great idea. at last a costa coffee that is in a great location with loads of parking.

i would use it
KFC has already told lies about the extension, this should automatically disallow the application, but knowing the RBVC planning dept they will probably pass it.
[quote][p][bold]Barb-Dwyer[/bold] wrote: what a great idea. at last a costa coffee that is in a great location with loads of parking. i would use it[/p][/quote]KFC has already told lies about the extension, this should automatically disallow the application, but knowing the RBVC planning dept they will probably pass it. drunken donut
  • Score: 2

4:31pm Mon 13 Jan 14

mavrick says...

NIMBY. end of.
NIMBY. end of. mavrick
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Mon 13 Jan 14

s4awx123 says...

Its progress let them get on with it.
Its progress let them get on with it. s4awx123
  • Score: 3

4:58pm Mon 13 Jan 14

7d1955 says...

Great idea get it built, the people how live next door won't mind
Great idea get it built, the people how live next door won't mind 7d1955
  • Score: 1

5:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

The KFC promised the local residents to get the KFC extension thay wouldn't add on to it , so if planning reads the small print , it should be refused , just because you have got big boots don't mean you can walk all over planning rules
The KFC promised the local residents to get the KFC extension thay wouldn't add on to it , so if planning reads the small print , it should be refused , just because you have got big boots don't mean you can walk all over planning rules phil kernot
  • Score: 3

5:50pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ghost of sceptic says...

drunken donut wrote:
Barb-Dwyer wrote:
what a great idea. at last a costa coffee that is in a great location with loads of parking.

i would use it
KFC has already told lies about the extension, this should automatically disallow the application, but knowing the RBVC planning dept they will probably pass it.
If there is anything in it for them RVBC will pass anything.
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barb-Dwyer[/bold] wrote: what a great idea. at last a costa coffee that is in a great location with loads of parking. i would use it[/p][/quote]KFC has already told lies about the extension, this should automatically disallow the application, but knowing the RBVC planning dept they will probably pass it.[/p][/quote]If there is anything in it for them RVBC will pass anything. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 2

6:58pm Mon 13 Jan 14

GinoGee says...

Great News.
I will use this on my way to work. Please vote yes. More jobs. More choice.
Great News. I will use this on my way to work. Please vote yes. More jobs. More choice. GinoGee
  • Score: 5

7:37pm Mon 13 Jan 14

billy32 says...

Pass there on my way to and from work, the coffee would taste great on my way to work in the cold weather. I would give it a yes if i had a vote...
Pass there on my way to and from work, the coffee would taste great on my way to work in the cold weather. I would give it a yes if i had a vote... billy32
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Mon 13 Jan 14

peely says...

billy32 wrote:
Pass there on my way to and from work, the coffee would taste great on my way to work in the cold weather. I would give it a yes if i had a vote...
Why not just have one before you leave home ? A lot easier and cheaper !
[quote][p][bold]billy32[/bold] wrote: Pass there on my way to and from work, the coffee would taste great on my way to work in the cold weather. I would give it a yes if i had a vote...[/p][/quote]Why not just have one before you leave home ? A lot easier and cheaper ! peely
  • Score: 5

8:57pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Pan-cake says...

@drunken donut @ghost of sceptic You are letting your anti RVBC feelings cloud your geography. If you read the above properly you will see that the KFC is in South Ribble area so South Ribble planners will be taking the decision - not Ribble Valley BC.
Perhaps RVBC are due an apology?
@drunken donut @ghost of sceptic You are letting your anti RVBC feelings cloud your geography. If you read the above properly you will see that the KFC is in South Ribble area so South Ribble planners will be taking the decision - not Ribble Valley BC. Perhaps RVBC are due an apology? Pan-cake
  • Score: 7

9:01pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Pan-cake says...

mavrick wrote:
NIMBY. end of.
Is this comment part of Hyndburn Labour Party's anti Ribble Valley stance? See previous post.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: NIMBY. end of.[/p][/quote]Is this comment part of Hyndburn Labour Party's anti Ribble Valley stance? See previous post. Pan-cake
  • Score: 4

11:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Barb-Dwyer says...

peely wrote:
billy32 wrote:
Pass there on my way to and from work, the coffee would taste great on my way to work in the cold weather. I would give it a yes if i had a vote...
Why not just have one before you leave home ? A lot easier and cheaper !
Freedom of choice. Thought we lived in a demographic?

If I want a coffee while I'm out is that not upto me???????
[quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy32[/bold] wrote: Pass there on my way to and from work, the coffee would taste great on my way to work in the cold weather. I would give it a yes if i had a vote...[/p][/quote]Why not just have one before you leave home ? A lot easier and cheaper ![/p][/quote]Freedom of choice. Thought we lived in a demographic? If I want a coffee while I'm out is that not upto me??????? Barb-Dwyer
  • Score: 2

2:17pm Wed 29 Jan 14

PaulCarder says...

If you are a coffee lover, you can buy coffee beans to get its natural taste and refreshing feel.
If you are a coffee lover, you can buy coffee beans to get its natural taste and refreshing feel. PaulCarder
  • Score: 0

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