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Appeal: Drive-through restaurant poses no threat to NI road


Permission has been granted for a drive-through restaurant and associated car park and picnic area in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, after a commissioner ruled that the development would not adversely affect traffic congestion on a main public road.

Commissioner Helen Fitzsimons noted that Mid Ulster Council’s first reason for refusal concerning the scheme’s relation to a protected status route was overcome by testimony from a Transport NI witness, which stated that the road in question, the A31, will no longer fulfil the requirements of protected route designation when the Magherafelt bypass opens in autumn 2016.

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