Byron Shire Council staff have recommended refusing the KFC development application (DA) for a store in Byron Bay in a report that comes to Council this Thursday.
The recommendation is to refuse the DA because of insufficient car parking.
Council’s executive manager of planning, Ray Darney, said the applicant had applied to fit out an existing tenancy in Jonson Street as a food shop and restaurant. He said the main concern was car parking, which was inadequate when assessed under the Development Control Pan 2010 and the objectives of the 3(a) Business Zone under Byron Local Environmental Plan 1988.
The land use proposed within the development application falls short by 7.39 car spaces.
Mr Darney said there is no available space to increase car parking numbers on site and, while the payment of parking section 94 developer contributions is available in Byron Bay, the applicant has not offered this alternative.
‘There are other concerns relating to signage and toilet facilities, but these could have been addressed by consent conditions,’ he said.
Council has received two submissions in support, one neutral, 347 objecting and five petitions in objection to the development with a total of 4,197 signatures.
For a copy of the full report see item 12.4 in the agenda www.byron.nsw.gov.au/meetings/2013-03-14-ordinary).