Plans Approved For New McDonald’s In Chesterfield

McDonald’s is to open a new branch at a gateway to Chesterfield after councillors approved fresh plans lodged by the fast food giant.

The fast food giant has been told it can operate at the site of the former multi-storey car park on West Bars, which has lain derelict for five years. The restaurant and drive-thru expected to create 65 jobs. But public are wondering if a 3rd one is needed.


Kaz Walker Commnets:

3 McDonald's all within a mile? A 3rd one isn't needed, the one at the cinema needs the entrance altering so it doesn't cause all the traffic on the main road.

Aswell as other criticisum including from Chesterfield Civic Society which voiced fears over a rise in litter and obesity.


Chesterfield Cycle Campaign also raised concerns that cyclists would have to negotiate the ‘dangerous’ West Bars roundabout in order to get to the site.


Members of Chesterfield Borough Council’s planning committee granted conditional permission for the proposals during a virtual meeting on Monday.


Liberal Democrat Councillor Ed Fordham, who represents the Brockwell ward on the council, said today:

“This is good news – good for jobs, good for the economy, good for West Bars and good for developing that whole area as part of Chesterfield’s takeaway offer."


“The challenge is making the takeaway service less environmentally damaging, more eco friendly and limiting litter but I’m sure McDonald’s will work with us to achieve that.”


A report by planning officers which was considered by councillors during the meeting said: “The development is considered appropriately sited, scaled and designed such that they do not present any adverse impacts upon the amenity, character or appearance of the surrounding area.”


Chesterfield Cycle Campaign also raised concerns that cyclists would have to negotiate the ‘dangerous’ West Bars roundabout in order to get to the site.


Published:24/06/2020 By:M Broomhead

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