'KFC would ruin our lives'

Gazette: 'KFC would ruin our lives' 'KFC would ruin our lives'

RESIDENTS say their lives would be ruined if a fast-food giant is allowed to open a drive-thru restaurant just metres from their home.

KFC’s plans were rejected by planners last year but today a planning appeal opened into the proposals, for Ipswich Road, Colchester.

Neighbours told the appeal their quality of life would be hit and also said the traffic created by the development would be dangerous.

They said residents already regularly have to wait up to 15 minutes to get out of their driveways to join the Ipswich Road during morning and evening rush hours.

David Haskell, a spokesman for the residents’ opposition group, said: “It is the human element which is at risk here.

“We're hearing all these facts and figures, but we're missing the point.

“It sounds like you're clutching at straws to prove a point, which is wrong.

“It is us, the residents, who are going to have to live with this and it is our lives which will be affected for the worse.”

Richard Spooner, who lives in Plains Farm Close, opposite the proposed site, added: “I want to live out the rest of my life in my house.

“Every morning I am going to see that development and every single day, I am going to hate it.

“It is out lives this development will change - you have to remember that.”

Martyn Fulcher, a Tendring District Council planner, added even though the fast-food giant had agreed to install an acoustic barrier, the noise created would impinge on residents’ quality of life.

He said: “We are very concerned about the loss of residents' amenities.

“We know people use drive-thrus as meeting points and one barrier will make very little difference to people outside smoking, talking and to car doors closing just centimetres away from residents, who quite rightly will want to enjoy their garden.

“These are things which are sure to happen with a fast-food restaurant.”

But Mark Geddes, a highways expert working for KFC, said the traffic created by the proposed KFC would be comparable to what is made by car show rooms, which are already in place in the area.

Phil Speechley, senior development manager at KFC, added the noise which would be created by the restaurant would fall well below World Health Organisation targets.

The hearing is due to finish tomorrow and a decision is expected within 12 weeks.

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4:48pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Do people still eat such stuff?
Do people still eat such stuff? Jack222
  • Score: 5

5:08pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Scoot says...

Richard Spooner, who lives in Plains Farm Close, opposite the proposed site, added: “I want to live out the rest of my life in my house.

“Every morning I am going to see that development and every single day, I am going to hate it.
So what about the bloke who sells his 4WD's on your road doesn't that spoil your view ?. Don't you get noise etc from the garages next door that sell cars, oh and theres the pub across the road ? We are not talking Constable country here we are talking a major thoroughfare out of Colchester. If the road didn't have all the above before you bought your property I may sympathise but if not then Caveat Emptor is the only thing to say..
Richard Spooner, who lives in Plains Farm Close, opposite the proposed site, added: “I want to live out the rest of my life in my house. “Every morning I am going to see that development and every single day, I am going to hate it. So what about the bloke who sells his 4WD's on your road doesn't that spoil your view ?. Don't you get noise etc from the garages next door that sell cars, oh and theres the pub across the road ? We are not talking Constable country here we are talking a major thoroughfare out of Colchester. If the road didn't have all the above before you bought your property I may sympathise but if not then Caveat Emptor is the only thing to say.. Scoot
  • Score: 43

5:27pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Citizen35 says...

No mention of the 600 homes to be built on the old Betts site. Won't that impact Richard just as much if not more? Anyway why can't they put the KFC up at tollgate where the new retail units have been built? Would provide some competition for McDs.
No mention of the 600 homes to be built on the old Betts site. Won't that impact Richard just as much if not more? Anyway why can't they put the KFC up at tollgate where the new retail units have been built? Would provide some competition for McDs. Citizen35
  • Score: 17

6:02pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Nevtyler says...

Ipswich road use to be such a lovely by way, back in 1925! KFC is hardly going to spoil it now. Can't wait for the colonel to open up another branch with his beady little eyes that makes you crave it fortnightly!!
Ipswich road use to be such a lovely by way, back in 1925! KFC is hardly going to spoil it now. Can't wait for the colonel to open up another branch with his beady little eyes that makes you crave it fortnightly!! Nevtyler
  • Score: 18

6:37pm Tue 4 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

I was astounded when l looked into the cost of franchising this chain.love the stuff.would really welcome one at tolgate.for the people in the east of town to be denied the franchise because of these nimbys sad for them.bring it over our side.swinging with kfc in stanway.weyhey!!
I was astounded when l looked into the cost of franchising this chain.love the stuff.would really welcome one at tolgate.for the people in the east of town to be denied the franchise because of these nimbys sad for them.bring it over our side.swinging with kfc in stanway.weyhey!! stevedawson
  • Score: -11

6:45pm Tue 4 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

the only thing that ruins your life is yourself

do something about it and enjoy low cost cooked american food.
the only thing that ruins your life is yourself do something about it and enjoy low cost cooked american food. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 1

7:15pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

The area is mainly a commercial zone so what is all the fuss about. Wasn't it Tendering Council who allowed all the car showrooms, another restaurant and an hotel, only yards away, all to be built close by. Also Tendering do little, sorry nothing, to stop the guy selling all those 4x4s from the street where he leaves cars outside neighbours homes for weeks on end. This is virtually opposite the Kentucky site so I think Tendering Council are being two faced in objecting to this planning application when all the above has been allowed by the same council.
The area is mainly a commercial zone so what is all the fuss about. Wasn't it Tendering Council who allowed all the car showrooms, another restaurant and an hotel, only yards away, all to be built close by. Also Tendering do little, sorry nothing, to stop the guy selling all those 4x4s from the street where he leaves cars outside neighbours homes for weeks on end. This is virtually opposite the Kentucky site so I think Tendering Council are being two faced in objecting to this planning application when all the above has been allowed by the same council. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 9

7:58pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

Yea, that smell horrible
Yea, that smell horrible All_talk_no_action
  • Score: -6

8:51pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Ontheball says...

Put a hedge up, you won't see it then.
Put a hedge up, you won't see it then. Ontheball
  • Score: 7

9:02pm Tue 4 Feb 14

crazy comments says...

My Daughter lives in Clacton and when you go to the retail park every single morning you will witness nothing like it. Boxes and cups strewn everywhere. It looks like a battlefield. You then drive down the A133 from Clacton to Weeley and again see nothing but Kentucky and Mac Donalds rubbish strewn along the whole road. I'm told that the council workers clean this road every single week because of the amount of rubbish thrown out of the windows by yobbish people. I also notice there is a motel next to this proposed Kentucky site so if your staying in a room next to this site you will be stuck with the awful smell. Those people representing Kentucky are welcome to have the photo's that I have taken from their site in Clacton and I wonder if they would like it stuck out their own property where they live. If the newspaper requires the photos then contact me and I will be pleased to assist.
My Daughter lives in Clacton and when you go to the retail park every single morning you will witness nothing like it. Boxes and cups strewn everywhere. It looks like a battlefield. You then drive down the A133 from Clacton to Weeley and again see nothing but Kentucky and Mac Donalds rubbish strewn along the whole road. I'm told that the council workers clean this road every single week because of the amount of rubbish thrown out of the windows by yobbish people. I also notice there is a motel next to this proposed Kentucky site so if your staying in a room next to this site you will be stuck with the awful smell. Those people representing Kentucky are welcome to have the photo's that I have taken from their site in Clacton and I wonder if they would like it stuck out their own property where they live. If the newspaper requires the photos then contact me and I will be pleased to assist. crazy comments
  • Score: -14

9:14pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

All_talk_no_action wrote:
Yea, that smell horrible
Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell!
[quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: Yea, that smell horrible[/p][/quote]Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell! All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

All_talk_no_action wrote:
Yea, that smell horrible
Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell!
[quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: Yea, that smell horrible[/p][/quote]Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell! All_talk_no_action
  • Score: -7

9:16pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

And... its not there fault there is litter, it you...us...them.. we make the litter
And... its not there fault there is litter, it you...us...them.. we make the litter All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 13

10:29pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

THEM
THEM All_talk_no_action
  • Score: -5

11:31pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Andyxyzzy says...

Citizen35 wrote:
No mention of the 600 homes to be built on the old Betts site. Won't that impact Richard just as much if not more? Anyway why can't they put the KFC up at tollgate where the new retail units have been built? Would provide some competition for McDs.
Tollgate has a limit specified for food outlets. Frankie and Bennies and McDs meet the limit of two, and F&B took the quota slot from the takeaway that is now Boots.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen35[/bold] wrote: No mention of the 600 homes to be built on the old Betts site. Won't that impact Richard just as much if not more? Anyway why can't they put the KFC up at tollgate where the new retail units have been built? Would provide some competition for McDs.[/p][/quote]Tollgate has a limit specified for food outlets. Frankie and Bennies and McDs meet the limit of two, and F&B took the quota slot from the takeaway that is now Boots. Andyxyzzy
  • Score: -4

12:15am Wed 5 Feb 14

Boris says...

All_talk_no_action wrote:
All_talk_no_action wrote:
Yea, that smell horrible
Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell!
That's because you don't live near by.
[quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: Yea, that smell horrible[/p][/quote]Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell![/p][/quote]That's because you don't live near by. Boris
  • Score: -5

1:21am Wed 5 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

Look, there is going to be a KFC there so stop moaning about it and start applying for a job at KFC, you sad people obviously have too much time on your hands so why don't you all get jobs at you new KFC.
Look, there is going to be a KFC there so stop moaning about it and start applying for a job at KFC, you sad people obviously have too much time on your hands so why don't you all get jobs at you new KFC. Mind your own business
  • Score: 5

9:16am Wed 5 Feb 14

haveanopinion2 says...

I would love a kfc up there, its about time we had something like this, I get fed up of cooking everynite, I know I'd be treating my family to a kfc once a week.people are moaning over stupid things really
I would love a kfc up there, its about time we had something like this, I get fed up of cooking everynite, I know I'd be treating my family to a kfc once a week.people are moaning over stupid things really haveanopinion2
  • Score: 2

9:23am Wed 5 Feb 14

Andyxyzzy says...

Put one up by the Swingers club and it would be double zingy spicy and juicy thighs
Put one up by the Swingers club and it would be double zingy spicy and juicy thighs Andyxyzzy
  • Score: 9

9:34am Wed 5 Feb 14

Scoot says...

crazy comments - its not the food outlets that cause the rubbish its some of the chavs who frequent them. May I suggest you take a walk from St Osyth Beach into St Osyth and look at the litter that is dumped there. Theres the ocassional bit of fast food wrapper but the majority looks to have been dumped by those using the beach/holiday parks. Likewise if you go onto Clactons greensward or Holland Haven you'll find litter even though the Council provide bins. People just dump litter whatever it is. As to staying in the Motel, surely the smell of the 'chicken ding' being microwaved for the 'restaurant' and the smell of stale booze from the pub will take away the smell of KFC.
crazy comments - its not the food outlets that cause the rubbish its some of the chavs who frequent them. May I suggest you take a walk from St Osyth Beach into St Osyth and look at the litter that is dumped there. Theres the ocassional bit of fast food wrapper but the majority looks to have been dumped by those using the beach/holiday parks. Likewise if you go onto Clactons greensward or Holland Haven you'll find litter even though the Council provide bins. People just dump litter whatever it is. As to staying in the Motel, surely the smell of the 'chicken ding' being microwaved for the 'restaurant' and the smell of stale booze from the pub will take away the smell of KFC. Scoot
  • Score: 3

10:40am Wed 5 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

Boris wrote:
All_talk_no_action wrote:
All_talk_no_action wrote:
Yea, that smell horrible
Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell!
That's because you don't live near by.
Has not been built yet.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: Yea, that smell horrible[/p][/quote]Look it makes my legs go weak, I love that smell![/p][/quote]That's because you don't live near by.[/p][/quote]Has not been built yet. All_talk_no_action
  • Score: -1

11:29am Wed 5 Feb 14

Recruiter Dave says...

Please open! would bring finger lickin goodness without the need to travel to ipswich or the dreaded High street store which u cant park near!

Too Many Mcdonalds, no alternative drive thrus.
Please open! would bring finger lickin goodness without the need to travel to ipswich or the dreaded High street store which u cant park near! Too Many Mcdonalds, no alternative drive thrus. Recruiter Dave
  • Score: 11

11:51am Wed 5 Feb 14

JCoe1980 says...

If it takes you 15 minutes to get out of your drive, and this causes you grief - move!

I am all for this plan - bring it on!
If it takes you 15 minutes to get out of your drive, and this causes you grief - move! I am all for this plan - bring it on! JCoe1980
  • Score: 12

12:43pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

Ipswich Road is the perfect place for a KFC in my opinion.
Ipswich Road is the perfect place for a KFC in my opinion. Mind your own business
  • Score: 10

12:54pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

The smell of the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices wafting through your open windows and doors, plus job opportunities on your doorstep where you can start at the bottom and work your way up you lucky people. Bring on the new Ipswich Road KFC!!!
The smell of the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices wafting through your open windows and doors, plus job opportunities on your doorstep where you can start at the bottom and work your way up you lucky people. Bring on the new Ipswich Road KFC!!! Mind your own business
  • Score: 9

3:17pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Hamiltonandy says...

I did not know their was a limit on food outlets in Tollgate - seems unfair if another fast food joint feels he has something new to offer. Then I thought it unfair of Colchester Council to insist the area of the old Sainsbury store was zoned for offices so the nice building could not be re-used for retail purposes. ALDI could have taken up at least half and the car park would be a lot bigger than the present overcrowded one.
I did not know their was a limit on food outlets in Tollgate - seems unfair if another fast food joint feels he has something new to offer. Then I thought it unfair of Colchester Council to insist the area of the old Sainsbury store was zoned for offices so the nice building could not be re-used for retail purposes. ALDI could have taken up at least half and the car park would be a lot bigger than the present overcrowded one. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 3

8:25pm Wed 5 Feb 14

rhetoric says...

The standard of writing and the grammar contained in many of the posts, demonstrate the type of person who supports the KFC development.

They probably don't own their property, either. Why should someone who has worked hard all their life, have their home and livelihood blighted by a chav's paradise?

I do admit to feeling sorry for those who rhapsodise about KFC's products. Why not go and buy some cheap sawdust from a joinery or similar, douse it in tasteless oil and sprinkle some stale spice on it?
Oh, of course you'll need the greasy, stringy stuff under the sawdust that pretends to be "juicy chicken" or similar.

We all have a right to attempt to protect our own property, and should not be derided or belittled for so doing. It is well seen that those who rent, nowadays take no pride in their surroundings and have no respect for anyone who has invested time and money in their home.

Time was when tenants had the pride to keep their homes as pristine, their gardens as tidy, as their property owning neighbours. Sadly this is no longer the case. The mindset is, "I'm moving on soon, so what the hell?" They have no idea of respecting those who live long term in an area and contribute positively to it.
The standard of writing and the grammar contained in many of the posts, demonstrate the type of person who supports the KFC development. They probably don't own their property, either. Why should someone who has worked hard all their life, have their home and livelihood blighted by a chav's paradise? I do admit to feeling sorry for those who rhapsodise about KFC's products. Why not go and buy some cheap sawdust from a joinery or similar, douse it in tasteless oil and sprinkle some stale spice on it? Oh, of course you'll need the greasy, stringy stuff under the sawdust that pretends to be "juicy chicken" or similar. We all have a right to attempt to protect our own property, and should not be derided or belittled for so doing. It is well seen that those who rent, nowadays take no pride in their surroundings and have no respect for anyone who has invested time and money in their home. Time was when tenants had the pride to keep their homes as pristine, their gardens as tidy, as their property owning neighbours. Sadly this is no longer the case. The mindset is, "I'm moving on soon, so what the hell?" They have no idea of respecting those who live long term in an area and contribute positively to it. rhetoric
  • Score: -15

8:54pm Wed 5 Feb 14

thehappyholly89 says...

Think the aim of you "belittling" post rhetoric is besides the point you dont seem to be too bothered about the said proposal of a kfc but more bothered about trying to "belittle" chavs?? Some people may not be able to afford purchase a house like your stuck upself but I know full well there are people alot younger then you who choose to rent as they dont want to be stuck with the one place without being able to move with a months notice and infact these said people earn a darn lot more then you or any one else on here!
And whilst were talking about belittling I think your rather hypocritical to
So I put it to you what gives you the right to mock these people??

Having a kfc here would be perfect and stop a fair bit of traffic towards town
Think the aim of you "belittling" post rhetoric is besides the point you dont seem to be too bothered about the said proposal of a kfc but more bothered about trying to "belittle" chavs?? Some people may not be able to afford purchase a house like your stuck upself but I know full well there are people alot younger then you who choose to rent as they dont want to be stuck with the one place without being able to move with a months notice and infact these said people earn a darn lot more then you or any one else on here! And whilst were talking about belittling I think your rather hypocritical to So I put it to you what gives you the right to mock these people?? Having a kfc here would be perfect and stop a fair bit of traffic towards town thehappyholly89
  • Score: 5

10:17pm Wed 5 Feb 14

rhetoric says...

I think happyholly has a chip or two on the shoulder, probably the nasty little dry tasteless ones served up with Southern Fried?

Good taste is about what you do with your money, or even what you do when you have none, not how much money you claim to have.

Thanks heavens there are still some who like a quiet and clean environment and are prepared to defend it and to maintain it. There has to be a place where we can get away from greasy smells and senseless noise.
I think happyholly has a chip or two on the shoulder, probably the nasty little dry tasteless ones served up with Southern Fried? Good taste is about what you do with your money, or even what you do when you have none, not how much money you claim to have. Thanks heavens there are still some who like a quiet and clean environment and are prepared to defend it and to maintain it. There has to be a place where we can get away from greasy smells and senseless noise. rhetoric
  • Score: -5

8:52am Thu 6 Feb 14

rhetoric says...

The posts speak for themselves. What decent parent would want the users of that kind of language hanging about in the vicinity of their homes?
The posts speak for themselves. What decent parent would want the users of that kind of language hanging about in the vicinity of their homes? rhetoric
  • Score: -6

9:02am Thu 6 Feb 14

thehappyholly89 says...

Youve got nothing decent to say so you slate parents now what is wrong you are you home alone and bored? If so I hwar theres a new buisness opening in stanway that will suit you to a T
Youve got nothing decent to say so you slate parents now what is wrong you are you home alone and bored? If so I hwar theres a new buisness opening in stanway that will suit you to a T thehappyholly89
  • Score: -2

11:02am Thu 6 Feb 14

Frank Scully says...

This is a commercial which already generates traffic plus the thru traffic to/from town. One KFC is not going to cause a problem. It's an out of town site which is where it should be. I think TDC's reasons for refusal are weak. Some of the comments here are just snobby nonsense. Good luck KFC I won't eat your food but your site is as good as any.
This is a commercial which already generates traffic plus the thru traffic to/from town. One KFC is not going to cause a problem. It's an out of town site which is where it should be. I think TDC's reasons for refusal are weak. Some of the comments here are just snobby nonsense. Good luck KFC I won't eat your food but your site is as good as any. Frank Scully
  • Score: 4

12:36pm Thu 6 Feb 14

omgwtfbbq says...

"Mark Geddes, a highways expert working for KFC, said the traffic created by the proposed KFC would be comparable to what is made by car show rooms, which are already in place in the area."
Is this bloke mad? a highways expert! some expert if he thinks people buy cars at the same rate they buy dinner!
Car dealers have a handful of customers at the most at the same time, go to any fast food outlet and you will see they have many many more customers at the same time!
"Mark Geddes, a highways expert working for KFC, said the traffic created by the proposed KFC would be comparable to what is made by car show rooms, which are already in place in the area." Is this bloke mad? a highways expert! some expert if he thinks people buy cars at the same rate they buy dinner! Car dealers have a handful of customers at the most at the same time, go to any fast food outlet and you will see they have many many more customers at the same time! omgwtfbbq
  • Score: 4

4:53pm Thu 6 Feb 14

stephyy says...

Yay been waiting for this :) such a great idea stop moaning about a food place and moan about something like how many car garages are up there or how people who live in high woods don't take there kids to school by foot and use cars and cause that traffic there are more horrible buildings up on Ipswich road than a KFC and you would eat it when it's built no matter how much you moan
Yay been waiting for this :) such a great idea stop moaning about a food place and moan about something like how many car garages are up there or how people who live in high woods don't take there kids to school by foot and use cars and cause that traffic there are more horrible buildings up on Ipswich road than a KFC and you would eat it when it's built no matter how much you moan stephyy
  • Score: -5

5:04pm Thu 6 Feb 14

stephyy says...

Rehtoric I have to say your quite stuck up and belittling to people you sit behind a keyword judging people's grammar when some of these people could have dyslexia or anything so be careful what you say as this is damaging your argument about a kfc and making it hypocritical and also is starting to have nothing to with the kfc but more about you being pig ignorant judgemental and very belittling why don't you stop sitting behind a keyword and go out on the street with banners and stuff if you agree so badly
Rehtoric I have to say your quite stuck up and belittling to people you sit behind a keyword judging people's grammar when some of these people could have dyslexia or anything so be careful what you say as this is damaging your argument about a kfc and making it hypocritical and also is starting to have nothing to with the kfc but more about you being pig ignorant judgemental and very belittling why don't you stop sitting behind a keyword and go out on the street with banners and stuff if you agree so badly stephyy
  • Score: -2

5:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

rhetoric says...

UNhappyholly doesn't even bother to read the posts of those who disagree with her views, before she launches some more vitriol.

I did not in any way slate parents - quite the contrary. I believe that the parents living in the vicinity of the proposed KFC would not want the kind of language on their road that was previously displayed on (but now thank goodness removed from) this thread. The meaning is that the parents in the area would want to protect their children from the sordid rubbish being spewed by various "correspondents".

There have been suggestions about what I should do with my time, but in fact I could suggest that a few of the correspondents could benefit from spending some time in literacy classes.

I am amused to see that stephyy says we would eat the KFC building when it's built. It probably wouldn't taste any worse than many fast foods.
UNhappyholly doesn't even bother to read the posts of those who disagree with her views, before she launches some more vitriol. I did not in any way slate parents - quite the contrary. I believe that the parents living in the vicinity of the proposed KFC would not want the kind of language on their road that was previously displayed on (but now thank goodness removed from) this thread. The meaning is that the parents in the area would want to protect their children from the sordid rubbish being spewed by various "correspondents". There have been suggestions about what I should do with my time, but in fact I could suggest that a few of the correspondents could benefit from spending some time in literacy classes. I am amused to see that stephyy says we would eat the KFC building when it's built. It probably wouldn't taste any worse than many fast foods. rhetoric
  • Score: -6

5:20pm Thu 6 Feb 14

stephyy says...

You are a very nasty man and I am dyslexic you ignorant person so why don't you find some were outside your perfect little home Burry yourself and we'll put a kfc on top of you as you are a very nasty and volatile person judging people for no reason so what if there is a kfc go moan at car dealers for building cars
You are a very nasty man and I am dyslexic you ignorant person so why don't you find some were outside your perfect little home Burry yourself and we'll put a kfc on top of you as you are a very nasty and volatile person judging people for no reason so what if there is a kfc go moan at car dealers for building cars stephyy
  • Score: -4

5:30pm Thu 6 Feb 14

stephyy says...

Your not that smart if you thought I said you would eat the kfc building haha I said people would basically eat from it when it is built no matter how much they moan now :) so think you need some reading glasses :D
Your not that smart if you thought I said you would eat the kfc building haha I said people would basically eat from it when it is built no matter how much they moan now :) so think you need some reading glasses :D stephyy
  • Score: -3

10:04pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Assimilation says...

rhetoric........What a nasty piece of work you are. I really hope that one day you will fall on hard times and have to rent. Because all you seem to do on here is post put-downs.

If you dont like what you see, then dont read or even come on here for that matter.

Whenever something is said that YOU dont like, then the insults start (From you) .Everyone has their point of view, so let them have it without putting them down or getting their posts removed.

The real world is out there, get out and see sometime. Things change, sometimes for the good, sometimes not, but change they will regardless of what the nibys think or want.
rhetoric........What a nasty piece of work you are. I really hope that one day you will fall on hard times and have to rent. Because all you seem to do on here is post put-downs. If you dont like what you see, then dont read or even come on here for that matter. Whenever something is said that YOU dont like, then the insults start (From you) .Everyone has their point of view, so let them have it without putting them down or getting their posts removed. The real world is out there, get out and see sometime. Things change, sometimes for the good, sometimes not, but change they will regardless of what the nibys think or want. Assimilation
  • Score: 2

11:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Assimilation says...

Martyn Fulcher, a Tendring District Council planner said:

“We are very concerned about the loss of residents' amenities"

Is he classing a plot of derelict waist land an amenity ?

What can you do there, apart from emptying you dog.

That would smell really ripe in the summer.
Martyn Fulcher, a Tendring District Council planner said: “We are very concerned about the loss of residents' amenities" Is he classing a plot of derelict waist land an amenity ? What can you do there, apart from emptying you dog. That would smell really ripe in the summer. Assimilation
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7:26am Fri 7 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

stevedawson wrote:
I was astounded when l looked into the cost of franchising this chain.love the stuff.would really welcome one at tolgate.for the people in the east of town to be denied the franchise because of these nimbys sad for them.bring it over our side.swinging with kfc in stanway.weyhey!!
it sounds all like a bunch of "chickens" to me!

I am in agreement good old Not In My Back Yard

La Di Dah!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: I was astounded when l looked into the cost of franchising this chain.love the stuff.would really welcome one at tolgate.for the people in the east of town to be denied the franchise because of these nimbys sad for them.bring it over our side.swinging with kfc in stanway.weyhey!![/p][/quote]it sounds all like a bunch of "chickens" to me! I am in agreement good old Not In My Back Yard La Di Dah! A Very Private Gentleman
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10:15am Fri 7 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

About time to flush this thread ed.
About time to flush this thread ed. stevedawson
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12:42pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Frank Scully says...

Assimilation wrote:
Martyn Fulcher, a Tendring District Council planner said: “We are very concerned about the loss of residents' amenities" Is he classing a plot of derelict waist land an amenity ? What can you do there, apart from emptying you dog. That would smell really ripe in the summer.
Amenity is a planner word - it means the enjoyment of your property/neighbourho
od etc. Looking at the site on Google Maps, the only residential property adjacent to the proposed site is the Lion & Lamb Cottage. The next nearest houses are on the east side of Ipswich Rd and the residents of Plains Farm Close are far enough from the site - I really don't think that the noise (from a restaurant?? not an outdoor night btw) will be audible above the existing background noise. Planners could have put an opening/closing restriction on it to protect "the amenity"?

I had a look at some similar drive thru applications last night and essentially you have people moaning wherever they want to open "should be in town", "should be out of town". I don't know where you could another drive thru in Colchester that would be closer to the centre.
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Martyn Fulcher, a Tendring District Council planner said: “We are very concerned about the loss of residents' amenities" Is he classing a plot of derelict waist land an amenity ? What can you do there, apart from emptying you dog. That would smell really ripe in the summer.[/p][/quote]Amenity is a planner word - it means the enjoyment of your property/neighbourho od etc. Looking at the site on Google Maps, the only residential property adjacent to the proposed site is the Lion & Lamb Cottage. The next nearest houses are on the east side of Ipswich Rd and the residents of Plains Farm Close are far enough from the site - I really don't think that the noise (from a restaurant?? not an outdoor night btw) will be audible above the existing background noise. Planners could have put an opening/closing restriction on it to protect "the amenity"? I had a look at some similar drive thru applications last night and essentially you have people moaning wherever they want to open "should be in town", "should be out of town". I don't know where you could another drive thru in Colchester that would be closer to the centre. Frank Scully
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1:36pm Fri 7 Feb 14

benja19 says...

Finally, we could have something this side of town :) Everything else is Stanway ! My kids love KFC , fingers crossed it gets passed this time :) Saves me a drive to Clacton drive through KFC, as it takes just as long now to drive all the way round town, try and get parked then queue for ages to get served in Colchester and drive back home again .. Come on The Colonel :)
Finally, we could have something this side of town :) Everything else is Stanway ! My kids love KFC , fingers crossed it gets passed this time :) Saves me a drive to Clacton drive through KFC, as it takes just as long now to drive all the way round town, try and get parked then queue for ages to get served in Colchester and drive back home again .. Come on The Colonel :) benja19
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3:29pm Fri 7 Feb 14

rhetoric says...

What a lot of effort, benja.

How many tasty, nourishing meals could be prepared at home while you waste your time, money and energy driving to KFC?

If the children want fried food for a special treat, that's the fastest and easiest of all to make at home!

You can't say that all adults in the family are too tired to cook, as you are prepared to take a fairly exhausting-sounding round trip and queue for KFC.

For an indulgent treat without huge queues, I am sure there are still a load of fish and chip shops around, take your pick of shops nearby and where you can park.

The chips are made - usually - from "real" whole potatoes, not reconstituted mash/powder, and the fish is generally from the open sea and therefore not fed anything artificial.

F&C may actually cost more than KFC, I wouldn't know, but then there would not be the layout on that "liquid gold" known as petrol, used up going to the outskirts of Town or beyond.
What a lot of effort, benja. How many tasty, nourishing meals could be prepared at home while you waste your time, money and energy driving to KFC? If the children want fried food for a special treat, that's the fastest and easiest of all to make at home! You can't say that all adults in the family are too tired to cook, as you are prepared to take a fairly exhausting-sounding round trip and queue for KFC. For an indulgent treat without huge queues, I am sure there are still a load of fish and chip shops around, take your pick of shops nearby and where you can park. The chips are made - usually - from "real" whole potatoes, not reconstituted mash/powder, and the fish is generally from the open sea and therefore not fed anything artificial. F&C may actually cost more than KFC, I wouldn't know, but then there would not be the layout on that "liquid gold" known as petrol, used up going to the outskirts of Town or beyond. rhetoric
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