Inquiry delayed

Published on: 24 Nov 2016

THE Planning Inquiry into McDonald's appeal against the refusal of plans for a drive-through restaurant on Fishponds Road has been adjourned until April 2017 with no evidence being heard.

James Pereira, the barrister acting for the fast food giant, was taken ill the night before the appeal started in November and  was still out of action when the inquiry resumed the next day.  

The Planning Inspector Martin Whitehead proposed that hearings restart on December 5, but residents from the Say No to McDonald's in Fishponds (NoMacInF) Group objected on the grounds that most of their key witnesses could not be available. 

The Inspector rescheduled the Inquiry to take place over six days from Thursday April 20. 

Bristol City Council turned down the plans for a former tile warehouse last year.

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