concerns raised over plans for new KFC at Sedgemoor Services
have been raised over litter being discarded around a planned new
KFC drive-thru and restaurant at Sedgemoor Services near Burnham-On-Sea.
first reported in February that KFC
plans to build a new drive-thru at Sedgemoor Services near Burnham-On-Sea
on the northbound M5 just north of junction 22.
263sqm KFC drive-thru would create 10 new local full-time jobs and
10 part-time roles and be built in place of an existing car parking
area and unused grass area, if approved by Sedgemoor District Council.
However, East Brent Parish Council has raised several concerns
from nearby residents about rubbish being left around the planned
site and access road.
The Parish Council has asked KFC: "Prior to the start of the
development, there should be a commitment in writing that there
will be suitable receptacles for rubbish around the development
and including the car park with clear notices encouraging people
to use them. These receptacles should be suitable to accommodate
"There should be a further commitment to put in place frequent
clearance of all rubbish within the development area - also in Strowlands
Lane to its junction with Strowlands, 500 metres south of this junction
and north of this junction to the junction with Edingworth Road
and east of this junction to White House Lane."
Separately, the Parish Council has also asked KFC to guarantee
that "the coded barrier entry from Strowlands Lane should be
secured and correctly operated."
Despite the concerns, the council has raised no formal observations
against the KFC plans.
Sedgemoor District Council's Economic Development Team has expressed
its support for the plans to create new jobs but added that KFC
should undertake a commitment to source its labour locally.
Among the other comments on the plans, The Axe Brue Internal Drainage
Board has lodged no objections against the plans, despite making
a recommendation for the applicant to explain how surface drainage
water will be managed.
Highways England has offered no observations on the scheme but
the Surveyor at the County Highways Transport Development Group
is visiting the site before making a decision.
fast food chicken firm is seeking full planning permission for a
"new drive-thru building and an associated parking area within
the existing motorway services."
reported last autumn that Costa Coffee has also been granted permission
to build a new
Costa Drive drive-thru on the southbound side of the M5 Sedgemoor
Services near Burnham-On-Sea in a further boost to jobs and
facilities at the services.