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Opening date for new McDonald’s in Martlesham Heath revealed





The opening date for a village’s new McDonald’s has been revealed.

The American fast food chain has revealed it will open its new eatery at Spenhill Retail Park, Martlesham Heath, on June 19.

The chain was granted a 24-hour hour licence in March.

The site at Spenhill Retail Park, Martlesham Heath
The site at Spenhill Retail Park, Martlesham Heath

This followed nine objections, including from Suffolk Police, raising concerns over noise, pollution, and anti-social behaviour.

However, after McDonald's agreed to several conditions, two objections, including from the force were withdrawn, leading members of the council's licensing sub-committee to grant the licence.

These include improvements to CCTV cameras, automatic recognition of number plates and discussions with the police and the licensing team regarding anti-social behaviour concerns.

The application said: "This restaurant understands that in extending our opening hours we have a duty to the local community and that we continue to protect our staff and customers from danger and harm.

"We believe that the systems we have in place are robust, thorough and will, as far as reasonably practicable, secure the promotion of the four licensing objectives."

The company has also agreed to conduct regular litter patrols in the vicinity of the chain's premises to collect not only its own packaging but also any other litter that has been discarded.