McDonald’s plan for Tingley is refused
CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after planning chiefs refused McDonald’s plan to build a restaurant in Tingley for a third time.
The decision, which was made today, comes after two months of campaigning by the Stop Tingley McDonald’s group who, for a third time, have battled to stop the fast-food chain demolishing the White Bear pub off Tingley roundabout and building a 115-seat drive-thru restaurant in its place.
Leeds City Council’s planning department say the reasons why they have refused the application include it being considered unacceptable by reasons of coming and goings of vehicles, light illuminated by car headlights, the closing and opening of car doors, unacceptable level of activity and noise and general disturbance at unsociable hours.
The report says: “This would be detrimental to the general amenity of nearby residential occupant.”
It also says that the proposed restaurant and associated external seating areas is considered unacceptable by reasons of its scale, mass and height in close proximity to the back gardens of houses on Oban Close and Tingley Common.
Hundreds of objection letters were submitted by the campaign group objecting to the plans.
A meeting will be held tonight (Tuesday) at 7.15pm at Tingley WMC where the report will be discussed.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Leeds,Yorkshire
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 4 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: North west