Will fast food fans be lovin’ it at new development?

The proposed truck stop, petrol station and McDonalds site at Sutterton roundabout. SG140317-117TW
The proposed truck stop, petrol station and McDonalds site at Sutterton roundabout. SG140317-117TW
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A new McDonald’s restaurant could be built at Sutterton roundabout as part of a development also comprising a truck stop and a petrol filling station housing a Starbucks coffee shop.

Around 65 jobs are expected to be created at the McDonald’s alone if Lindum Construction gets planning consent from Boston Borough Council.

The 6.5 acre site is bordered by the A17 Sutterton-Sleaford and A16 Sutterton-Spalding arms of the roundabout and is diagonally opposite the existing services, which include a BP petrol filling station, Little Chef and Burger King.

In a design and access statement submitted to the council, Lindum Construction say the truck stop, which will be the largest building on the site, has provision for 57 parking spaces.

The statement continues: “End users are in place including McDonald’s for the drive-thru restaurant and a private petrol filling station operating under Shell branding with Starbucks for the coffee shop element.

“The truck stop element of the scheme will be operated by Trucking World Ltd, who operate a similar and highly successful truck stop on the A1/A15 in Alconbury.

“The proposed development will make an important contribution to roadside service provision on what is a prominent and busy junction on the local road network. Both the A16 and A17 roadways are important routes in this area of Lincolnshire with the development providing a much-needed facility.”

The proposals include landscaping, with strong boundary planting “to counteract the openness of the site”.

The design and access statement says: “The proposals are modern in design with modern high quality materials used throughout the development.

“Each element of the proposal has an individual scale and design, distinguishing it from its neighbours and catching the eye of passing traffic and potential customers.”

A spokesman for McDonald’s said: “We are always looking for new sites and can confirm that Sutterton remains an area of interest.

“A new restaurant would bring positive investment to the area and typically provide at least 65 full and part-time jobs for the local community. Negotiations have begun about a new possible development, however we are not in a position to confirm plans at this stage. ”

The development site is owned by Wrisdale Farms Ltd, according to the design and access statement.

Sutterton roundabout is currently undergoing a £1million carriage widening scheme, which is due to be completed by the end of this month.

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