New McDonalds and Costa Coffee coming to a car park in Milton Keynes

    Council planners have given the go-ahead for the developments on land at the corner of Monks Way, Breckland, in Linford Wood.

    The land, which is currently a car park, is owned by the Parks Trust. It is being used as a business employee car park, and provides parking for those visiting Linford Wood.

    The initial planning application was withdrawn in January 2019, with planners saying it did not constitute "outdoor leisure and recreation use". 

    It was then resubmitted, clarifying that the site is a car park, not a local park. The application was in line with both local and national policies, also providing car parking spaces for visitors to Linford Wood.

    Planning officer Luke Gledhill then said that officers agreed the original earmarking of the car park as a district park had been an error.

    “In conclusion,” he said. “It is considered that the proposal accords with national and local planning policies and should be approved.”

    In addition to a number of initiatives to reduce packaging, McDonald’s heavily invest in daily cleaning the areas around their stores and are involved in number of local projects including the annual 24 hour litter pick around Milton Keynes. Find out more here: https://www.mkfm.com/news/local-news/destination-milton-keynes-and-mcdonalds-help-keep-up-the-clean-up-on-lovemk-day1/ 

    Funds are also raised by McDonalds in Milton Keynes to support Ronald McDonald House in Oxford and other locations around the UK. Ronald McDonald House Charities is a charity which provides free home-from-home accommodation for families while their child is in hospital.

    Lia, from the MK Breakfast Show, recently met with Ken from McDonalds to talk about the great work that continues at Ronald McDonald House. Find out more: https://www.mkfm.com/on-air/podcasts/the-mkfm-lunch-break/episode/ken-from-mcdonalds1

    Original source: Local Democracy Reporter David Tooley. Additional content provided by MKFM.

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