A resident living next door to a proposed fast food restaurant is concerned her driveway will be blocked by cars entering the eatery.
Orange City Council has approved a development application for a Taco Bell restaurant to be built on the corner of Bathurst Road and Eyles Street.
However, resident Jessica Tom has asked Orange City Council and the developer to find a solution to her concerns.
Ms Tom spoke in council's open forum before the DA was considered on Tuesday night.
It will have a major effect on her residence when it is in place.Cr Glenn Taylor
She said she was not opposed to the restaurant but only the location of the driveway into the venue.
"It's only, from the plans, it seems to be approximately 1.5 metres from mine, which is quite close," she said.
"[It] is a step, pretty much."
Ms Tom said she was concerned the driveway was also the main access to the restaurant's drive-thru windows.
"If there was an overflow of the cars with the drive-thru then that may affect me getting in and out of my driveway," she said.
Ms Tom said she already had problems with cars parking in the street to use the Orange Function Centre.
"I'm hoping maybe the driveway on Eyles Street could be moved further away from mine or taken away altogether."
Council was told the driveways would be side-by-side.
Cr Glenn Taylor said he hoped the developer would work with Ms Tom over the problem.
"I'd hope the proponent and council would take her concerns on board and keep in communication with her on the driveway," he said.
"It will have a major effect on her residence when it is in place."
Cr Reg Kidd said council should look at "distinct linemarking" over Ms Tom's driveway entrance to make it clear there was no parking across it.
It was added to the consent of the DA.
Council was also told a 1.8-2.4 metre fence would be erected between the properties to reduce the sound from cars using the restaurant affecting nearby residences.
Planner Matthew Wales spoke on behalf of the development in the open forum.
He said the restaurant would create 54 full-time and part-time jobs.
Mr Wales said that would equate to about $500,000 in wages a year.
The development would also require the removal of a tree on Eyles Street to allow access to the restaurant.
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