3 McDonalds Objection - October 2014
An Ongoing campaign of Local Residents fighting against a corporate giant trying to get their own way. Michael Andjelkovic stayed the course to stand up for the local residents.
The McDonald’s at Prestons has returned with its fifth application to extend trading hours, despite resistance from residents
Liverpool Leader 09/10/2014
McDonald’s wants approval from Liverpool Council to open an hour earlier — at 5am — and close an hour later — at 1am — every day. It also wants to let staff start setting up from 4am.
Nearby residents have opposed all proposals to extend hours at the restaurant since it applied to operate 24 hours a day in 2010.Michael Andjelkovic is worried McDonalds will continue until it gets its way.
McDonald’s had wanted to open 24 hours a day in Prestons. They have done so on the basis that their already limited hours of uninterrupted sleep would be further reduced.
Resident Michael Andjelkovic said concerns about noise had not been addressed in the new application. “The same concerns that were raised by residents on previous occasions are still valid now and have not been addressed or rectified in this application,” Mr Andjelkovic said.
If successful the restaurant could let staff start at 4am. The council’s Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel has asked for a new acoustic report before it makes a recommendation to councillors. The IHAP said McDonald’s had tried to use a noise assessment carried out for a previous application to extend its drive-through. The IHAP report said the findings of that assessment were not transferable. IN the end the residents were successful.