Plans for drive-thru McDonald’s on the menu

How the new McDonald's could look.
How the new McDonald's could look.

Plans for a McDonald’s Drive-Thru to be built in Lancaster have been submitted to Lancaster City Council.

The fast food chain wants to build a new two-storey restaurant with drive-thru and car park on vacant land off Caton Road.

The site occupies a corner location next to the access road to Kidds Transport Ltd, and access to the premises would be direct from Caton Road.

The new development is expected to bring in 35 full-time and 30 part-time jobs.

With the exception of the management team, almost all of these would be recruited from the local community.

If given the go-ahead, the restaurant would be the third McDonald’s in the Lancaster and Morecambe area, with one already based in Lancaster city centre and a drive-thru in Morecambe Road.

It is not yet known how many hours the restaurant would operate, but most freestanding McDonald’s, as this would be, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The premises would provide internal seating for up to 160 people.

The area outside the restaurant would be landscaped and include outdoor eating patio furniture.

There would also be 40 parking spaces, including disabled facilities, as well as cycle racks. The land would have CCTV, both for security and to monitor the drive-thru lane.

All new drive-thru McDonald’s restaurants are supplied with electricity from 100 per cent renewable sources, which is generated off site.

The plans will be discussed by city councillors at a future planning committee meeting.