Burton Latimer's McDonald's plan gets the green light

It will create at least 65 jobs

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 6:00 am

The famous golden arches will go up near Burton Latimer after a bid to build a McDonald's drive-thru was approved.

Earlier this year the fast food giant's plans for the restaurant near the A6 roundabout just off Junction 10 of the A14 went on show as part of the Segro Park development.

Nobody objected to the plans - although one member of the public questioned whether there was a need for another McDonald's - and Kettering Council planning officers have since approved the application.

A report prepared by officers said: "The layout of the site is fairly standard for a drive-thru of this type and given the level of experience that the operator has with drive-thru developments, it is reasonable to assume that it will work from an operational viewpoint as well.

"The site’s location near the A6 and A14 makes it suitable as a drive-thru, to pick up and collect items to go and the car park is an appropriate size for the mixed A3/A5 unit."

The restaurant will create at least 65 jobs and potentially up to 100 for the area.

It will have outdoor seating, a play frame, 44 car parking spaces and a double drive-thru lane.

The nearest McDonald's to Burton Latimer are the three branches in Kettering and two in Wellingborough, although they are all currently closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.