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Plan to make Coseley McDonald's 24/7 refused

By Jamie Brassington | Coseley | Business | Published:

A council has refused an application from McDonald’s to open its Coseley restaurant 24 hours-a-day.

The McDonald's restaurant in Coseley

The move will be welcomed by dozens of residents who objected against the proposals.

Around 33 letters of objections were made over concerns about an increase in anti-social-behaviour, litter and noise and light pollution.

The restaurant, located on Birmingham New Road, is open everyday from 6am to 11pm.

The planning application submitted to Dudley Council was to open the restaurant 24/7. It was recommended for approval.

But councillor Andrea Goddard, chairman of the council’s planning committee, said: “We refused the application based on the grounds that anti-social-behaviour could occur and the lighting.

“We didn’t think it was acceptable at that time of night to cause such disruption for residents.”

It was discussed at the authority’s planning meeting last night.

McDonald’s has been approached for comment on the rejected proposal.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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