Plan for two drive-through restaurants on Barrack Road in Christchurch withdrawn, but developer Fortitudo still pushing ahead with proposal to build one
A PLAN for two drive-through restaurants in Christchurch has been withdrawn – but the developer is still going ahead with a proposal to build one.
Fortitudo, which is owned by Richard Carr, had applied to create two fast-food eateries on land at Jumpers Roundabout.
But BCP Council failed to come to a decision in the statutory time and Mr Carr took his application to appeal.
In the meantime, he submitted another application for the same site, this time for only one restaurant at the corner of The Grove and Barrack Road.
There have been more than 100 objections to the first proposal and dozens to the second.
Many residents claimed the drive-throughs would cause “traffic chaos” on what is already a busy road.
Others say they would cause litter and parking problems at the area.
The site for the takeaway is on land known as ‘advertising corner’ at the roundabout, as it currently has large advertising hoarding.
It is believed Mr Carr already has a company willing to take over the site should it be given the go-ahead.
Christchurch Town Council objected to both plans