Appeal Board says Paradise within its rights to reject drive-thru

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Members of the Eastern Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board have ruled the Town of Paradise was correct in refusing an application by Fairview Investments in August of 2019 for a commercial plaza with a drive thru on Topsail Road.

The main concern of the town, as citied in the appeal board document, was the safety of students attending a nearby school.

The board found that the Town followed due process as per its Development Regulations, which require that it consult with the public and that representations received be considered by council before taking a vote on a discretionary use application.

The Shoreline reached out to Fairview to inquire as to whether there were plans to submit the application for another location, but did not receive a response.

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News