McDonald’s gives update on new restaurant in Chesterfield

McDonald’s has said it will be opening its new outlet in Chesterfield ‘in the coming weeks’.

Friday, 13th August 2021, 11:05 am

The restaurant and drive-thru is currently being built at the site of the former multi-storey car park on West Bars.

Sixty-five jobs will be created and it will be McDonald’s third outlet in the town.

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The new McDonald's under construction in Chesterfield.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “We are really excited that work has started on a brand new McDonald’s restaurant in Chesterfield and will open in the coming weeks.

“We’re looking forward to seeing our customers, new and old, enjoy our services.”

The spokesperson was unable to say exactly when the new restaurant would open but told the Derbyshire Times that confirmation should be given at the start of September.

At the start of the year, they said it would open in the summer.

However, several developments both locally and nationally have been hit by delays as a result of supply chain issues and workers being told to isolate as a result of coronavirus.

A number of residents have raised concerns about litter and traffic issues as a result of the new McDonald’s – but many others have said it is good to see new life being breathed into the site and jobs being created.

In a statement submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council when McDonald’s submitted its planning application for the development, the company said: “McDonald’s is committed to tackling litter in as many different ways as possible.

“It is company policy to conduct a minimum of three daily litter patrols, whereby employees pick up not only McDonald’s packaging but also any other litter that may have been discarded in a 100m vicinity of a restaurant.”

A planning officer’s report which was considered by councillors last year also said ‘there is no data … that the development would result in severe harm on the highway network’.

There are currently two McDonald’s outlets in Chesterfield – on Low Pavement and at the Alma Leisure Park.

Last year, the McDonald’s spokesperson said the firm does not plan on closing them when the new restaurant opens.

The site of the new development has lain derelict since 2015 when the old multi-storey car park was knocked down.

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