drive-thru at Sedgemoor Services near Burnham-On-Sea approved
to build a new KFC drive-thru restaurant at Sedgemoor Services near
Burnham-On-Sea have this week been approved.
first reported in February that KFC
plans to build a new drive-thru at Sedgemoor Services on the
northbound side of the M5 just north of Burnham's junction 22.
263sqm KFC drive-thru will 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 following this week's approved by Sedgemoor
Brent Parish Council had raised several concerns from nearby residents
about the risk of extra litter being discarded around the planned
site and access road.
has approved the drive-thru this week with five conditions: That
the development will start within three years; The development will
be carried out in accordance with the approved plans; Locations
of bins to be placed within and around the site will be submitted
and approved by Sedgemoor prior to building starting; A scheme for
the management of surface water will be submitted to, and approved
by Sedgemoor prior to building starting; and a written commitment
to the sourcing of local labour will be submitted to, and approved
in writing by Sedgemoor.
condition on litter bins comes after East Brent Parish Council had
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 recycle materials."
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."
District Council's Economic Development Team had expressed its support
for new jobs but added that KFC should undertake a commitment to
source its labour locally - which has also become a planning condition.
England has offered no observations on the scheme and the Surveyor
at the County Highways Transport Development Group has visited the
site before the final decision.
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.