McDonalds have submitted an application to open their Yorkshire Grey branch throughout the week 24/7.
They already have done for over a year but it turns out they lacked the necessary permission according to plans. An application states:
“This application seeks retrospective planning permission to remove Condition 1 of Planning Permission 17/3757/MA to enable the McDonald’s Restaurant to trade 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Following the grant of the 2018 Permission, the restaurant has been mistakenly trading 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a result of restaurant management misinterpreting what was permitted pursuant to the 2018 Permission.
The misunderstanding has only recently been discovered due to the ownership of the restaurant being transferred to a new Franchisee, and therefore planning permission is being sought to rectify the mistake and bring the restaurant into line with planning control.”
The application also states: “As no disturbance, complaints or adverse impacts have been caused or reported since the beginning of the 24 hour operation, there are no reasons why the development cannot now be approved.”
This isn’t the only recent case of a large organisation operating without operating without permission. Major transport group Go-Ahead (part owners of Southeastern) have been using a site in Greenwich for a bus garage without permission since 2017.
Click here to see details of the application.
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