Thursday 17 October 2019

McDonald's plan restaurant on M1 at Gormanston

A McDonald’s drive-thru planned for M1
A McDonald’s drive-thru planned for M1

A decision is expected by An Bord Pleanala by June 25th next into a proposed McDonald's drive-thru restaurant on lands at City North in Gormanston.

Meath County Council turned down the application last month.

Alcove Holdings Limited, based in Dublin 2, sought to erect a part single storey, part two storey restaurant (approximately 539sqm), incorporating a drive thru, and enclosed yard (approximately 55sqm), with a maximum height of approximately 8.74m, including the ancillary sale of hot food for consumption off the premises.

They also sought an outdoor seating area with associated fencing and lighting and 54 car parking spaces.

There was also the extension of the access roadway of the adjoining petrol station development and the provision of a cycle lane and pedestrian footpath from the City North Access Road.

The council turned down the application on two main points, issues with proposals around the treatment of waste, and compliance with the Spatial Strategy for the area and the possible 'proliferation' of similar developments. They feared it would cause issues with traffic coming off the nearby M1.

The developer says they have an agreement with Irish Water in relation to the waste water concerns and that the proposed development would have a negligible' impact on the M1.

Drogheda Independent