Queue-busting plan for Grimsby’s KFC drive-thru
KFC in Birchin Way, Grimsby, has applied to update its drive-thru facility with the aim of lessening queues.
The drive-thru experienced significant queues back in May 2020 as restrictions eased after the first pandemic lockdown. It is next to another fast food chain, McDonalds.
Read on below for a round-up of a few of the more recent planning applications in North East Lincolnshire.
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KFC in Birchin Way already has a drive-thru, but is looking to reconfigure its layout. The pay window will move and orders will be collected on the other side of the fast food outlet. There will also be two order bays to allow drivers to wait for orders to the side, instead of causing a queue in the drive-thru.
Council highways has welcomed the suggested changes. “We are aware of queues generated by a combination of fast food establishments on the wider site and out onto the access roads. Any attempt to improve that particular issue is likely to have a positive knock-on impact on the highway network.”
Glassmakers need to expand
A leading global glassmaker based in Grimsby has applied to build new, larger premises to cope with its success.
Patteson’s Glass Ltd, established in 2007, are currently based out of South Humberside Industrial Estate, and lease other building for storage. It wants to have a building in one area large enough to accommodate its expanding business.
It has applied to build a two storey office and industrial use building on land by Blossom Avenue, Humberston, close to Tesco. About three-quarters of the 3,756 sq m building will be for storage and distribution.
There will be five full-time workers at the site if it is approved.
Three homes on Humberston Avenue
There are proposals for initial permission for three homes at the back of 153 Humberston Avenue. This is not the first time such a development has been put forward.
Outline permission for three homes was approved three years ago, but has lapsed. Like the previous time, Humberston Village Council has objected.
It views the proposal as a backyard or infill development. Grimsby, Cleethorpes & District Civic Society has also called for the scheme to be reduced to a single new home.
“We are concerned that this application may set a precedence for developments in this Avenue. We question the viability of this scheme for three dwellings, and that just one would be more acceptable.”
An application document describes the intended homes as “modest family properties”.
New public footpath in Laceby
Finally, a new public footpath in Laceby was approved by North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee last week. Subject to any appeal, it will link Butt Lane to existing public footpath 110.
There was neighbour opposition to it, including fears of underlying toxic waste given the land’s use as landfill, and questions as to how much the track had really been used already. For somewhere to become a public footpath, at least 20 years of prior use must be demonstrated.
By nine votes to one, approval was given.