McDonald’s drive-thru plans set for go-ahead
FAST food giants McDonalds could be coming to Warwick.
A planning application for a drive-thru restaurant is set to go before council next week.
And ahead of the planning meeting at Warwick District Council, planning officers have recommended that the proposed outlet, which would be built outside the Tesco supermarket on Emscote Road, should be approved.
Councillor on the planning committee will take the final decision on Tuesday.
An application was submitted for the erection of a two-storey detached drive-thru restaurant within the car park of an existing Tesco supermarket off Emscote Road in Warwick.
The application comes complete with plans for car parking, landscaping and two customer order displays.
And while Warwickshire Fire and Rescue and Warwickshire Police have raised no objections to the proposed fast food restaurant, the council received 261 objections from members of the public.
Some of the objections argued that should the proposal be approved, there would be strain placed on an existing junction.
Others included claims that it would encourage poor eating choices, an increase in antisocial behavior, and an increase in litter and pollution.
However, there were also 22 letters in support of the proposal, with one member of the public arguing that this would ease congestion around the nearest McDonalds which is in Leamington.
Within the documents for the planning application, the planning officer concluded that: “It is considered that the proposals would not cause unacceptable harm to the living conditions of neighbouring dwellings or to the character and appearance of the area.
“Furthermore, it is considered that this is an appropriate location for a drive-thru restaurant and that the proposals would be acceptable in terms of ecological impact, highway and pedestrian safety, flood risk and impact on the town centre.
“Therefore, the proposed development should be approved.”
Fast food giants McDonald’s looks set to find a new home in Warwick