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‘Sigh of relief’ as plans for two fast food drive thrus refused
2021-08-09 12:18:00
An East Riding councillor has welcomed the refusal of a development including two 24 hour fast food drive thrus in Beverley. Liberal Democrat Cllr Linda Johnson, of Beverley's St Marys ward on East Riding Council, said she and others feared the development off Swinemoore Lane roundabout would have fuelled congestion. Read more: 17 areas where road works are happening in Hull this month She added the plans, which also proposed a petrol station, business units and 171 parking spaces, could have inconvenienced visitors to Beverley Community Hospital and damaged a nearby green space. Developers EG Group stated in their application the “essential” site could have created 164 new jobs, with the site chosen after assessments failed to find anywhere else more suitable. It is thought the development at the junction of Swinemoore Lane and the A1035 would have been the largest in Beverley since the Morton Lane Tesco in 2002. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. Council planning officer Stephen Hunt stated in the authority's decision it was not deemed essential as Beverley is already served by “several” roadside facilities on key routes into the town. The officer added proposed landscaping would not make up for the loss of parts of Swinemoore Pasture and generate a “substantial level” of extra traffic on a major road. Cllr Johnson said she and other locals had breathed a “sigh of relief” after hearing of the refusal. She added the building of another petrol station would have been “crazy” in light of a UN report released today warning the climate change situation is “code red for humanity”. The ward member said: “We don't think there's any need for two 24 hour fast food restaurants at all. Find planning applications near you “We already have a pinch point at Tickton Bridge which becomes congested at rush hour. “I live one street away from Grange Way and the traffic can get quite bad. “We were also concerned about possible flooding at the site if the infrastructure wasn't built properly. “And it would have been built on the edge of Swinemoore Pasture which is a unique biome and acts as a carbon sink. Watch to find out more about the planning system: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “The development would have been inappropriate as well given the UN's worrying report about climate change, should we be encouraging more fossil fuel use when we're facing a very real climate emergency? “That seems crazy, and we've already got six fossil fuel petrol stations

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