Burger van will cause traffic chaos warning

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 January 2011

A businessman wants to set up a burger van on the Coronation estate

A businessman wants to set up a burger van on the Coronation estate

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A BURGER van located on a Weston estate could cause traffic and parking chaos, residents say.

Hasan Ulu has applied to North Somerset Council to set up a burger van on Loxton Road on the Coronation.

He wants to trade under the name Best Breakfast and sell hot food and refreshments from 7am-3pm Monday to Saturday.

Four residents have sent letters of objection and 17 people have signed a petition to stop the van setting up shop on their estate.

They say there is already ‘dangerous’ traffic congestion on Loxton Road and there would be safety concerns as the site of the van would be very close to a bus stop used by Weston College students.

Residents also say there will be increased parking restrictions in an area where parking is already difficult, a large increase in litter problems, it would lead to more HGVs using the estate and there is a lack of toilet facilities at the location.

Clive Goodfellow, owner of Cods Plaice on Loxton Road and Avon Close resident, said: “The whole estate only has two entrances to it and since the college opened we have had lots of traffic problems.

“There is no layby so the van would be parked on the main road creating traffic chaos.

“At the end of the day a burger van is not supposed to be in a residential area – they are for industrial estates and main road laybys.”

Simon Kerrigan, chairman of Coronation Residents’ Association, said: “It is an item we don’t need due to ongoing traffic problems.

“It is not the right place for a burger van and we have got enough perfectly good food outlets already and the college has its own catering facility.”

Councillor Ian Parker has also objected to the application citing parking and litter issues as his main objections.

Mr Ulu said he didn’t have anything to add but he understand there is a college sited nearby and all of the concerns will be debated by the council.

The application will be discussed by North Somerset Council at the Planning and Regulatory (Licensing) Sub-Committee today (Thur).

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