McDonald's headed to Highbridge with new 'drive thru' restaurant?
for a new drive-thru and hotel in Highbridge besides the proposed
Aldi store have been formally shown for the first time in new planning
documents this week.
plans for land to the east Of Bennett Road on Highbridge's Isleport
Business Park clearly show a new hotel and drive-thru are planned
next to the proposed Aldi supermarket.
councillors have this month approved the plans for the construction
of a new access road at the site, shown in grey on the plans above,
but no formal application for the 'drive thru' itself have yet been
will be very interesting to see the plans for the drive thru when
they are submitted," said Highbridge councillor John Parkes.
McDonald's has previously been rumoured to be interested in opening
in the town and an official spokeswoman in the firm's UK press office
told Burnham-On-Sea.com it is not ruling out the site, adding that
there are "no confirmed plans."
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are always looking for new sites
to open new restaurants, invest in the local community and create
is an area we would like to continue to invest in and we are looking
at several potential opportunities, but currently have no confirmed
reported last year that four Somerset towns are on the McDonald's
target list as the firm hunts for new sites for its 'drive thru'
restaurants - Yeovil and Taunton, which already have McDonald's
restaurants but are felt suited for more, along with Midsomer Norton
this week, we reported here
that proposals for the new Aldi store at the site have been attracted
mixed feedback from residents, businesses and councillors.