Planning sought for Mcdonalds drive-in
BLACKLION SITE NEAR TWO SCHOOLS
MCDONALDS have submitted a planning application for a drive-through at Blacklion.
The proposed site is close to both Greystones Educate Together and Gaelscoil na gClocha Liatha. The planned Church of Ireland secondary school will also be located in the same area.
‘ This development would expose children from the age of five onwards to permanent advertising of fastfood,' said Redford Park resident Malcolm Oakley who is concerned about the plans. ‘ The State has a duty of care to educate parents and children with regards to healthy eating.'
Permission currently exists on the site for a fitness and leisure centre as part of the Blacklion Centre with shops including Spar and Lidl.
Any submissions on the matter must be made in writing to Wicklow County Council within five weeks of January 18, the date of the application.
For more information on how to make a submission go to www.wicklow.ie.