Former Askeys Factory could become Aylesbury's THIRD McDonalds

This will be the third McDonalds in Aylesbury if approved by the council.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 1:49 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 1:50 pm
Aylesbury's Broadfields McDonalds

The plans, which were submitted to Buckinghamshire Council last month, could mean more fast food headed our way.

If approved, it will be built in the Stocklake part of the town on the site of the Askey's Factory.

The site will have a new internal road built, as well as a drive thru lane and a parking area.

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The planning application, which you can see by clicking here has seen a barrage of objection letters submitted to the council. The majority question whether we need another McDonalds while others worry about littering from the outlet.

There are also concerns about traffic in the area, already beleaguered at rush hours.

One resident wrote: "The traffic is bad enough in that area without traffic for a takeaway.

"This is going to have effect on the on call and full time firefighters for me that is why I object. As no fire fighting job should be affected by fast food restaurant it's not like there isn't already 2 in Aylesbury."

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue said they remain concerned about the location of the McDonalds.

They were concerned about traffic from the McDonalds endangering their response times because of the close proximity to the station.

There will be a total of 49 parking spaces.

The documents submitted to the portal say: “The applicant is in advanced negotiations with McDonald’s and it is intended that they will be the future occupier.

“As such the building has been designed to meet their operational requirements as a freestanding restaurant unit -customers will eat within or outside the building, or take away from the premises via the drive-thru.

“Public areas within the building comprise the dining area, counter and male/female/disabled toilets, with non-trading areas including kitchen, service counters, drive-thru booths, staff room, staff changing area, stores (including freezer and chiller rooms).”