KFC reopens

KFC GV . 145024a
KFC GV . 145024a

Scarborough’s KFC branch has reopened for a trial period after working to fix issues with its extractor fan system.

The popular fast food outlet was forced to close after Scarborough Council served a notice on the premises earlier this month which prohibited it from cooking its famous chicken.

It followed problems with noise and smells from the extractor fan at the Huntriss Row diner.

However, following discussions, a compromise appears to have been reached.

A spokesman for the council said: “A Temporary Stop Notice was issued to require the cessation of cooking on the premises two weeks ago.

“Since then, officers have worked closely with the operator and changes in the extraction system have been implemented, in terms of odour control and noise attenuation. The notice remains in place, however, we have given the operator the option to recommence the cooking of food on the premises for a trial period – up to December 31.

“This is subject to limitations on hours of operation of the extraction equipment until 9pm.

“Officers will be closely monitoring both noise and odour to fully gauge the effectiveness of the new measures in place.

“We would stress that in allowing this trial period, the notice remains in force and officers will keep the option for the serving of further notices under review.”