u.tv VIDEO | Belfast residents fight KFC drive-thru

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Planning meeting over drive-through

NEWS VIDEO: u.tv: http://u.tv/News/Planning-meeting-over-drive-through/31d84c27-d8ff-4722-9350-3753615801a3

A meeting took place on Tuesday between the Northern Ireland Planning Office and concerned residents of east Belfast.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

They have been campaigning against plans for a new drive-through restaurant in Ballyhackamore.

The plans place the restaurant in the heart of a residential community.

Local MLA Naomi Long has said approving this development would set a worrying precedent.

She said: "If this gets approval, there’s virtually no street corner anywhere in Belfast – or indeed in Northern Ireland – where you couldn’t put a drive-through restaurant. It’s that simple.

This is right beside residential properties, so I think everyone recognises the importance of the decision that needs to be made by the planners."

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