An application to allow a Garston fast-food restaurant to operate a drive-through 24 hours a day has been met with opposition from local residents.
Canadian chain Tim Hortons, which opened a branch on Cow Lane in November last year, recently submitted an application to Watford Borough Council (WBC) which, if approved, would permit them to serve late-night food and drink and play music until midnight.
However, the plans have hit a snag, as residents’ objections have meant there will need to be a hearing of WBC’s Licencing Committee to decide whether or not they get the go-ahead.
One resident opposing the proposal is Dr Rami Eliad, a senior partner at the nearby Garston Medical Centre, who that Tim Hortons is already causing him problems.
In a statement provided to the hearing, Dr Eliad said: “[There should be] arrangements made to restrict Tim Hortons customers from parking in our 28 allocated parking spaces, including the disabled spaces. These are essential to support our patients access to the surgery.
“[There should also be] arrangements made to clear litter created by Tim Hortons packaging that is found regularly near our premises.”
The hearing is set to take place today (November 27).
Tim Hortons have been contacted for comment.