Agenda item

21/00269/FUL- McDonald's, Fullbridge, Essex, CM9 4LE

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.



Application No:



McDonald's Fullbridge Essex CM9 4LE


Reconfiguration of drive thru lane to accommodate side-by-side ordering. including associated works to the site.  Alterations to elevations to include a new "Folded Roof" concept, minor extensions to the cash and presenter booths.  Relocation of the shopfront entrance with new sliding door fitted. The installation of 2 no. digital Customer Order Displays (COD) with overhead Canopies and a Goal Post height restrictor.


McDonald's Restaurants Limited


Mrs Sarah Carpenter - Planware Limited

Target Decision Date

10th June 2021 - EoT until 4th August 2021



Case Officer:

Amit Patel

Reason for referral to Committee:

Councillor call-in by Councillor C Mayes

Policies: D1, D2, D3 D6, D5, E1, E2, N1


Members were reminded that planning permission, which included two drive thru lanes, had been granted in 2016 with some elements already carried out on the site. 


During the debate that ensued a number of concerns were raised by Members, these included potential increase in traffic around the site, the proposed cladding, car parking and the site being in a flood zone.


Councillor C Morris proposed that the application be refused, contrary to Officers recommendation, for reasons relating to lack of car parking and flood.  This proposal was duly seconded.  Upon a vote being taken the motion was declared lost.


In accordance with Procedure Rule No. 13 (3) Councillor C Morris requested a recorded vote. 


Councillor C Swain proposed that the Officers’ recommendation of approval be agreed.  This proposal was duly seconded, and the voting was as follows:


For the recommendation:

Councillors K M H Lagan, S P Nunn, Mrs J C Stilts and C Swain.


Against the recommendation:

Councillors Miss A M Beale, C Mayes, C Morris and N G F Shaughnessy.



Councillor M R Edwards.


There being an equality of votes the Chairman exercised his casting vote in support of the proposal.


RESOLVED that this application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

1.         The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

2.         The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in complete accordance with the approved drawings specifically referenced on this decision notice.

·   19507_763_01

·   19507_763_03

·   19507_763_05 REV.C

·   19507_763_06 REV.B

·   19507_763_50 REV.D

·   19507_763_300 REV.D

3.         The external surfaces and fenestration of the development hereby approved shall be constructed of materials and finish as detailed within the application form and retained as such thereafter.

4.         The measures for securing the resilience of the development against the effects of a flood event contained within the flood resilience and resistance statement which was submitted as part of the planning application and forms part of this permission, shall be fully implemented and put in place prior to the first use of the development and retained as such thereafter.

5.         No development shall take place, including any ground works or demolition, until a construction management plan has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority.  The approved plan shall be adhered to throughout the construction period.  The plan shall provide for:

a)         The parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors

b)         Loading and unloading of plant and materials

c)         Storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

d)         Wheel and underbody washing facilities

6.         Prior to use of the new layout of the development, the onsite vehicle parking shall be provided as shown in principle on planning drawing no.300 rev D.

7.         Prior to use of the new layout of the development, the cycle parking shall be provided in accordance with the mdc parking standards. The approved facility shall be secure, convenient, covered and retained at all times.

8.         No unbound material shall be used in the surface treatment of the vehicular access within 6 metres of the highway boundary.

9.         There shall be no discharge of surface water onto the highway.

10.       No works above slab level of the drive thru shall be carried out, until full details of the soft landscaping, shall be submitted to the local planning authority and agreed in writing. The details shall include, existing and proposed soft landscaping within the site and screening to the bin store area. The development shall then be implemented in accordance with the approved details and retained.

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