Mr Chicken owners plan new drive-through restaurant
The owners of a fast-food chain have submitted plans for a new drive-through restaurant.
David and Beryl Furbert, who own Mr Chicken, want to build the restaurant near the junction of North Shore Road and Idlewood Drive in Hamilton Parish, where a building was recently demolished.
The planning application said that a drive-through restaurant at the site was proposed in 2017.
E4 Designs, on behalf of the applicants, wrote: “Unfortunately, at the time it had not been favoured and thus was reworked to a residential unit above and restaurant without a drive-through.”
But the application added: “At the time, a pandemic was far from any clear thought especially to the magnitude the world has faced in 2020 and the ensuing changes ahead.”
The document sent to the Development Applications Board added: “My client wishes to reintroduce a proposed restaurant with drive-through.
“With modifications to its predecessor, we hope the board finds the proposed development more relevant for the present time and the future.”
The proposed restaurant would include seating for 36 customers, 20 inside and 16 outside, as well as a drive-through.
The proposal also included 12 motorcycle parking bays and seven car parking bays, along with an electrical vehicle parking spot and a disabled parking space.
The business would be open from 10am to 10pm, with shorter hours on Sundays.
A sound barrier concealed in the proposed landscaping plan would be installed to limit noise nuisance to neighbouring homes.
Several objections were raised about the approved plans for a restaurant without the drive-through, mostly by neighbours worried about increased traffic and noise.