McDonald’s Ross-on-Wye plans to retire a drive-thru restaurant – for now
McDonald’s controversial plans for a drive-thu restaurant in the borough have been shelved – for now. Good news for detractors and less for those eager to see take-out fast food take hold.
A McDonalds spokesperson confirmed that the plans had been withdrawn. “We have withdrawn our original request to make some changes to our plans, including a revised layout with a much improved landscaping scheme.
“We will submit our new application in due course.” The proposal for the site, off the A40, has divided the community. The demand for a 24/7 McDonalds was on a corner lot at the Over Ross roundabout.
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Residents opposed to the plans feared the drive-thru would cause a traffic jam on an already busy roundabout. John Kyrle High School, a short distance away, said the new restaurant would pose a safety risk to students trying to cross a busy road to get there.
Over 300 representations were made to Herefordshire Council during the consultation period. Some of the main opponents lived in the new St Mary’s Garden Village.
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