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8.5.19

Appeal allowed for drive through restaurant in Colchester

Sharps Redmore is pleased to report that an appeal has been allowed by the Planning Inspector to enable the development of a long-term vacant site for a KFC drive-through restaurant at Ipswich Road, Colchester after a noise assessment concluded that the site could operate without affecting neighbouring properties.

The Planning Inspector referenced the noise assessment provided by Sharps Redmore in overcoming noise issues with mitigation measures including screening and site layout. Predicted and measured levels demonstrated that noise from site activities would be less than those in the vicinity of the busy Ipswich Road showing that there would be no significant impact at either a neighbouring hotel or residential property.   

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