Decision on 24-hour opening of Norwich McDonald’s restaurant put on hold

Fast food giant McDonald's will have to wait to find out whether it can open its Lakenham restaurant 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire Fast food giant McDonald's will have to wait to find out whether it can open its Lakenham restaurant 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Thursday, March 6, 2014
2:41 PM

A decision on whether McDonald’s can open a city restaurant around the clock has been put on hold.

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The fast food giant has asked Norwich City Council for permission to open its Lakenham restaurant 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The restaurant, in Barrett Road, currently opens from 8am until 11pm, but wants to extend its hours.

But the planning committee today decided to defer making a decision.

Councillors had raised concerns that if customers behaved in an anti-social manner late at night or in the early hours, that would affect people living in nearby homes.

They wanted the decision deferred so they can ask Norfolk police for views on the application.

It was agreed by six votes to five, with one abstention, to defer the decision.

17 comments

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Was it a MacDonalds that Joey Barton got arrested in?

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • More rubbish for the tax payer to p-ay to clear up, no need for 24 hour opening

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    Derek McDonald

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

  • Alecto, that would have been the best option. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to speak at the hearing to allay the committees fears. We have had a large amount of support from customers wanting us to be open when they want, from paramedics on call who want a quick coffee to night workers on the way to or from work. The working life has changed and I need to change with the needs of my customers. I am not a Fast Food Giant, I am a Norwich businessman. I wouldn't open if there wasn't a business case to support the investment. And to answer Mr McDonald's comments, all 3 of my local stores regularly collect all rubbish around the store not just McDonald's rubbish. We also go out a minimum of four times a day on a wider scale to collect our branded rubbish. I am aware of the residents concerns and will work with them to ensure that they do not get affected if we get this extension of opening hours.

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    KevinFoley

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • I am sorry to hear that Kevin. I am stunned to hear you weren't allowed to speak at the meeting. As an interested party (the interested party, really!) you should have been. I fail to see why MacDonalds would become a den of drunken iniquity at night. After all you do not sell MacBeer or MacWine do you? And, although not a regular user of MacDonalds I would heartily endorse your branch opening early as I am often on my way to work at 6am. I can buy a newspaper in the local newsagents who is allowed to be open then but not a hot drink and a bite to eat and that would be really welcome at that hour of the morning.

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    alecto

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Let them extend the hours and if there are problems then revert to the original hours. Sorted. That wasn't difficult was it?

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    alecto

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

    Report this comment

    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • McDonalds staff go out on litter picking duties, I have frequently seen this both in Tuckswood and Brundall so that shouldn't be a problem really. Do we need to encourage more eating of unhealthy food at silly times of the night? No!

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    Nicola Shoesmith

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

    Report this comment

    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

    Report this comment

    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It really makes me angry when you have people jumping on a bandwagon just to be against something for the sake of it. Here we have a local employer and business man trying to improve his bussiness and service to the local community. And all we get is the stereotypical arguements that are given ,nothought gone into them , no reasoning , lets just be against it because we can be. I am norfolk person born and bred and I dont know Kevin Foley nor have I ever worked for McDonalds in fact I cany say I know anyone who works for them so I have no ulterior motive other than to being able to see what is the right thing to do, and that will help the local economy.

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    rogergreen99

    Monday, March 10, 2014

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