McDonald's Ellesmere Port, P, planning docs

McDonald's recently secured permission for a drive-thru restaurant off Rossmore Road East in Ellesmere Port. Credit: via planning docs

McDonald’s takes spot at Ellesmere Port’s Coliseum

Hot on the heels of gaining permission for a drive-thru on Rossmore Road East off Junction 8 the M53, the fast-food giant is to open another branch near the Cheshire Oaks retail outlet.

McDonald’s is bringing a 105 to 115 seat restaurant to Unit R6, Coliseum Way, off Coliseum Shopping Park, and a planning application has been lodged with Cheshire West and Chester Council for minor external alterations and advertising consent at the site.

The 5,726 sq ft unit has been vacant since the departure of TUI last year, with Savills and EYCO agents for the unit of behalf of owners The Crown Estate.

A covering letter prepared by Lichfields says the established McDonald’s branch a stone’s throw away at Cheshire Oaks operates above capacity and the development of this additional restaurant would help ease the pressure on that premises.

It states: “McDonald’s proposes to operate a restaurant from the unit, which will provide around 105-115 seats.

“McDonald’s existing drive-thru restaurant at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet operates significantly above capacity, which brings impacts in terms of both customer experience and traffic congestion at peak times.

“The proposed new restaurant at Coliseum Shopping Park should ease pressure on the existing restaurant at Cheshire Oaks.

As well as signage, including the iconic golden arch symbol, the proposals cover the installation of doors at the premises.

As the unit already falls under Class E which covers restaurants, McDonald’s does not need to apply for any other planning permission.

To view the plans, search for application reference number 24/01601/FUL on CWAC’s planning portal.

McDonald’s gained permission from CWAC for the 4,000 sq ft drive-thru off Rossmore Road East in April.

To view those plans, search for reference number 23/01675/FUL on CWAC’s planning portal.

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