Residents’ complaints on takeaway will be discussed

McDonald's drive-thru in Enstone Court, Wellingborough
McDonald's drive-thru in Enstone Court, Wellingborough

People who live near a McDonald’s drive-thru have complained of noise nuisance from the outlet which has kept them awake at night.

Resident Greg Heywood has applied for the licence of McDonalds in Enstone Court in Wellingborough to be reviewed.

Mr Heywood said there was a “significant” amount of noise nuisance to residents.

He has submitted a diary of incidents including engines being revved, shouting, loud music and loud car exhausts between 11pm and 4am on various nights. Wellingborough Council’s licensing sub-committee is set to review the licence on Thursday, August 9.

A petition signed by people in Cotswold Drive, Cleeve Way and Malvern Close has been submitted to the council.

The takeaway’s current licence permits McDonald’s to provide late night refreshments between 11pm and 5am daily, which therefore entitles it to serve hot food every day, 24-hours-a-day.

McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar said: “We want to serve our customers at the times that suit them, especially as more and more people are living outside of the nine-to-five routine. Offering extended opening hours at our restaurant in Wellingborough allows us to provide a convenient choice for our customers. Whatever our opening hours may be, our main priority is to be a good neighbour and I would be happy to meet with local residents to discuss any issues.”