No Drive-Through at McDonalds!

This article was published in 1997, in Newsletter 14.

McDonalds Restaurants have submitted a planning application to build one of their famous restaurants, including a drive-through facility, on the site of the Mobil Garage in Coldham’s Lane (almost opposite the entrance to Silverwood Close).

We discussed this at the August meeting and decided to submit a formal objection to the ‘drive-through’ element of this proposal, because it is expressly designed to encourage customers to come to the restaurant by car instead of on foot, by cycle or by public transport.

The meeting agreed, however, not to take a view on whether a restaurant was appropriate on this site, on the grounds that the question raised no special cycling issues.

Nigel Deakin