Planners prompt consent for McDonald’s dining establishment in last county without a branch – Leicestershire Live

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Planners have given the thumbs approximately an application by fast food huge McDonald’s to open its very first dining establishment in England’s smallest county.

Rutland County Council’s preparation officers are advising the 12 members of the authority’s preparation and licensing committee offer the consent to the 24/7 drive-through in Lands End Way, on the outskirts of Oakham, at its conference next Tuesday.

McDonald’s says the 94-cover dining establishment would produce 65 tasks.

Planning officers say it would not have an adverse effect on neighbouring houses or the character of the surrounding location.

The coordinators’ suggestion states: “The proposed advancement would be sited on land designated for employment usages (and) is considered acceptable.

“It would not have an unfavorable influence on neighbouring domestic facilities and/or the character of the surrounding area.

“This application is being reported to the committee as the proposed development would be contrary to embraced local plan policies and represent a departure from the embraced local plan, nevertheless the proposals would provide an employment producing use on the website.”

This could become a familiar sight if McDonald's plans for Oakham get the go ahead

After the application was promoted, 78 representations were received both in support of and objecting to the proposed advancement. Of these, 55 objected and 23 supported the development.

Objectors to the proposition cited issues over increased litter, noise, smell and lighting and that it would have an unfavorable influence on Oakham town centre and its existing pubs and dining establishments.

An artist's impression of how the new McDonald's would look

Others stated they feared it would attract anti-social behaviour created by 24-hour opening near houses, while some argued there was no requirement for large chains undermining ‘The Rutland Brand’.

Fans praised youth employment, a favorable advancement for the county, an alternative food choice with little to no influence on the town centre, and stated it would promote shopping in Oakham as many individuals integrated a check out to a fast food dining establishment with a shopping journey.

Councillors will choose whether to accept or disregard the suggestion at a public meeting in the council chamber of its Catmose, Oakham head office at 6pm on Tuesday, January 14.