Drive-through outlet approved

The North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel approved the change of use ” from take-away food outlet to drive-through food outlet ” at its meeting on June 28.

Four submissions in response to the proposal opposed the use with concerns of anti-social behaviour, hooning, odour, noise and increased traffic.

The report said anti-social behaviour and hooning were issues controlled by police and could not be managed through the planning process.

It also said the development would have to comply with noise and odour regulations. The report said the proposal complied with development standards and recommended it be approved.

‘A drive-through food outlet is a take-away outlet which also permits the sale of food directly to persons in motor vehicles,’ the report said.

‘Therefore, the only distinguishable difference between the currently approved use and proposed use is the drive-through component.’