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Buckingham set to get first McDonald's

The restaurant asked for permission to open a 24-hour site in the town.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00am 18th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Buckingham set to get first McDonald's

Plans for a 24-hour McDonald's look set to be approved for Buckingham.

It will be the restaurant's first location in the town and will be built on land used as a Tesco car park at the moment, if an AVDC report is acted on.

65 staff will be employed should the two-storey building open.

The Town Council objected to the plans, including its opening times.

Their response includes:

“Members could see no good reason for 24-hour opening, especially as Tesco closed at midnight, and suggested that 6am to midnight would be less disruptive for the neighbouring housing...

"...The entrance roundabout on the A413 would also be serving 50% of the residents of Lace Hill, customers and deliveries for the Lidl, Premier Inn, Beefeater and Costa, and the Care Home and proposed medical centre.

"Members questioned the adequacy of the access arrangements and the effect on the bypass roundabout...

"McDonald's should also consider employing litter-picking staff in a wide area centred on the restaurant and possibly sponsored litterbins (their responsibility to empty) fitted to separate recyclable and non-recyclable containers."

But AVDC's report highlights a need for more businesses in Buckingham and says this would bring economic benefit to the area.

It also says transport modelling doesn't show too significant an impact on roads in and around the development.

Read their full report here.

If permission is officially signed off, the fast food company will have up to three years to build.

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