McDonald’s issue update on proposed Ross-on-Wye drive-thru
Following the recent submission of a new planning application by McDonalds’s for a drive-thru on the A40 in Ross-on-Wye, the company have sent a newsletter to residents close to the site informing them of the changes.
The newsletter has been passed to Ross-on-line and states the following:
Summary of our amended proposals:
• A new McDonald’s Drive-Thru restaurant, including indoor and outdoor seating for customers
• On-site car parking, including disabled spaces, electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking
• A carefully planned internal queueing system to regulate traffic within the site
• Recycling and waste facilities across the site to encourage disposal of waste
• Retention of existing landscape features, alongside additional planting to create a well-integrated scheme
• The proposed opening hours have been reduced from 24/7 to 06:00 – 00:00
The newsletter also contains a summary of what McDonald’s say are the key benefits of the scheme:
• Creation of around 100-120 new jobs in a range of full and part-time roles, in addition to the 15,274 people we already employ across the West Midlands
• Delivery of around £52,500 in business rates each year payable to Herefordshire Council to help fund key local services
• Significant investment into the local economy. Our latest economic impact report showed that McDonald’s contributes £3.4bn to the UK economy, including £300m in the West Midlands alone
• The new Drive-Thru will be run by a local franchisee who will ensure the restaurant plays its part in supporting the community and charity initiatives locally.
Ross-on-Line has contacted a resident group near the proposed development for comment.