Havant Borough Council set to approve McDonald’s drive through in Bedhampton

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CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a McDonald’s drive through near one of the area’s busiest roundabouts have been recommended for approval.

Planning officers at Havant Borough Council are recommending that the £1m plan is given the green light when councillors meet to debate the plans next week.

As reported, councillors decided to delay their decision last month on whether to grant planning permission to a McDonald’s at Larchwood Avenue, Bedhampton, near Asda, until further traffic reports are carried out.

Councillors said the roundabout already suffered congestion problems and more analysis was needed.

The applicant has now submitted an updated transport assessment, which deems that the Purbrook Way roundabout can cope with the predicted volumes of traffic.

A final decision will be made at a planning meeting next Wednesday at 5pm at the Public Service Plaza in Havant.