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McDonalds plans for Bideford

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: June 14, 2012

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TORRIDGE could have its first McDonalds restaurant if plans for the multi-million pound fast food chain, along with another restaurant and hotel, are approved.

Plans for a drive-through McDonalds, a Brewers Fayre restaurant and a Premier Inn form the proposed development called Atlantic Park, which would be built in woodland opposite Atlantic Village Shopping Centre.

Developers hope to submit the plans to Torridge District Council in July.

The owner of the site, Wessex Projects Ltd, has already secured Whitbread as the operator of the site.

Maria Bailey, a planning consultant for the project, said: "Premier Inn could have extended their Barnstaple hotel but we are hoping this development will draw people into Bideford.

"We are hoping if plans are approved then we can start building early next year and all three buildings would be completed and operational at some point in 2013.

The developer is holding a public consultation in the former Gap store at Atlantic Village on Thursday, June 21 from noon to 8pm and at the Burton Art Gallery from 10am to 1pm on June 22.

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  • The Patch & Parrot  |  June 29 2012, 3:48PM

    so up for getting fatter :) i love big macs!

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  • Lillabeth  |  June 17 2012, 9:56AM

    Stop Bideford before you end up like every other town in the country. The only thing that will keep the tourists coming is if you remain unique with lots of individual and quirky shops. We don't want to become a generic nowhere town.

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  • Ant__  |  June 14 2012, 1:04PM

    A McDonalds, A Premier Inn and a Brewers Fayre - I can't wait to go to Bideford.

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  • BOGOFF2  |  June 14 2012, 12:27PM

    McDonalds. Shaping the children of the future.

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  • 2ladybugs  |  June 14 2012, 10:39AM

    McDonalds???!!!!! well whoopy-do. And I thought my greatest excitement this week was going to be the death of my computer and all the inconvenience that brought with it. :((

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