Objections to proposed new McDonald’s near Titchfield

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McDonald's proposed plans for Southampton Road and Farm Road Fareham

Hundreds of people have hit out at plans for a new McDonald’s near Titchfield, claiming the fast food restaurant would make roads too dangerous for children.

In plans submitted to Fareham Borough Council, McDonald’s said the new restaurant and drive-thru off the A27 Southampton Road would mean a multi-million-pound investment in the area and create 120 new jobs.

But most public comments received by planners are objections to the two-storey McDonald’s with an 86-seat restaurant and 37 car parking spaces. The brownfield site of land is at a junction with the A27 Southampton Road and Farm Road, near Titchfield and next to an air cadet training corp hub.

There are shops to the north of the unused land and a petrol station and hotel to the southeast on St Margaret’s roundabout. Main objections include traffic congestion, lack of parking, the impact on the cadet training corp and children, and how fast food outlets near schools are not appropriate.

Many locals, whose names are redacted by council planners, pointed out there is a new McDonalds in Whiteley, less than three miles from Titchfield. One said: “There are plenty of fast food restaurants in the local area at both Whiteley and Fareham, there is absolutely no need for another one.”

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