KFC weighing up appeal options

FAST food giant KFC is considering an appeal after a proposed restaurant in Canklow was thrown out by planners.

The takeaway and drive-thru was rejected by the planning board in July because of the potential effect on neighbours.

Rotherham Borough Council’s planning board also noted the close proximity of Canklow Woods Primary School, just 40 yards round the corner.

But a spokeswoman for the franchise in Rotherham said: “We are currently considering our options with regards to launching an appeal.

“We know there is a lot support for KFC in the Rotherham area and believe that KFC can be a positive addition to any community.

“A new restaurant in Rotherham would create around 30 jobs.”

Boston Castle ward member Cllr Mahroof Hussain said: “I welcome KFC’s ongoing interest in Rotherham and their proposal to create 30 jobs.

“However, along with the Canklow Woods head teacher, school governing body, parents, school children, NHS and neighbours who have to live 10 metres from the proposed site, we continue to object to the application.

“The site is totally and wholly inappropriate and if KFC are a socially responsible business I hope they recognise this also and do not go to appeal.”

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