FV NOV 2016

All set for McD-Day


THE saga of McDonald's and its attempt to open a drive-through in Fishponds Road enters a new chapter this month. 

The fast food giant's scheme for a former tile warehouse will be discussed at a Public Inquiry, which opens at M Shed on November 8.

The company will outline why it thinks Bristol City Council was wrong to refuse its plans for a two-storey restaurant and takeaway.

Campaigners, who have been battling against the idea for more than two years, will put forward their reasons why the site is the wrong place for a huge fast food drive-through restaurant.

These include traffic and road safety as well as health, nutrition and pollution grounds.

Hundreds of people signed a petition against the McDonald's proposals, although some residents contacted Fishponds Voice to say they supported the scheme.

Meanwhile, the campaigners have tried to keep the increasingly derelict site attractive by planting flowers.

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