The on-going controversy surrounding KFC’s presence in Byron’s CBD was once again rejected last Thursday by seven of the nine councillors. Their argument for rejection was predominantly due to insufficient car parking space, although Paul Waters (President of Byron United) mentioned during the morning public access, that it was a bad fit for Byron & not in keeping with Byron’s healthy lifestyle. Other issues mentioned were the inevitable removal of trees to make room for the large KFC logo sign as well as inadequate toilet facilities.
Councillor Woods fears that KFC may take legal action against Byron Shire Council, as Mullumbimby Woolworths did, ending with approval being granted in the Land & Environment Court.
We can only hope that the representatives from KFC agree that insufficient parking space would not make Byron’s franchise feasible.