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Plans submitted to improve McDonald's drive-thru at Newbury Retail Park in effort to reduce queues



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THE queues at the McDonald’s at Newbury Retail Park could soon be a thing of the past as the fast food giant looks to transform the drive-thru.

McDonald’s has submitted a planning application to widen the drive-thru entrance and build an island to allow two cars to order side-by side.

Two customer order displays with an overhead canopy will also be installed.

Queues at Newbury retail park. (52126588)
Queues at Newbury retail park. (52126588)

The plan is an attempt to cut down on the long queues that often lead into McDonald’s at peak times causing difficulties for drivers wanting to go into the retail park.

There is also an outstanding planning application by F&C Commercial Property Holdings to introduce a second lane at the entrance to the retail park.

A ‘turn left only’ lane into McDonald’s is being proposed to separate the McDonald’s traffic from the rest of the retail park traffic.

The space will be created by removing much of the bushes next to the exit lane.

If the applications are approved, they will help to reduce the traffic bottleneck at the entrance to Newbury Retail Park that often develops due to the McDonald's traffic.

Both applications will now go to West Berkshire Council for a decision.



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