McDonald's reveals plans for first restaurant in Beverley - and it will create 65 jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 Jul 2017

Beverley may soon have its first McDonald's restaurant, with the fast food giant seeking to open in the market town.

The hamburger chain wants to build a new restaurant with a drive thru at Morrisons, off Victoria Road, on the southern edge of Beverley.

McDonald's says that the venture would create 30 full-time and 35 part-time jobs for the local community.

A new McDonald's in Beverley could create 65 jobs

At the moment, the nearest McDonald's to Beverley is in Kingswood.

As part of the application, an extra 14 car parking spaces would be created including two disabled bays. There would also be extra capacity for bikes and buses.

In its planning statement, McDonald's says: "The proposed development will provide over 65 jobs for the community.

"Sufficient parking has been provided at the restaurant with accessible parking located as close to the restaurant entrance as possible.

A photo depicting what the front of the restaurant would look like, as seen in McDonald's planning application. (Image: McDonald's)

"The design and layout of the proposal is appropriate in the area. Natural and neutral colours and materials will be used on the building and throughout the scheme to ensure the site integrates easily with the surroundings.

"The site represents an appropriate location for a drive thru restaurant, which will be well placed to offer refreshments to passing customers and those in the surrounding area.

"In light of the above, we trust officers are able to support the application."

Commenting on the plans, town and county councillor David Elvidge said residents should "make their voices heard" about the plans.

McDonald's want to develop a restaurant on the site of Beverley's Morrisons supermarket. (Image: Jack Harland)

"I know McDonald's have been trying to come to Beverley for a long time now," he said.

"It's a difficult one because I know some residents will have concerns about the possibility of noise and rubbish in the area that would come with a McDonalds, but at the same time I know other residents who will be very excited about it.

"I would urge everyone who has an opinion on this to comment on the application, to contact their ward councillor with their thoughts or to go online and see the plans.

"We'll pay attention not just to residents living close by but to all residents."

The plans will be put forward for consideration by planning chiefs later this year.

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