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McDonald’s plan for empty restaurant deferred by councillors amid objections

A decision to convert a former popular restaurant into a new McDonald's drive-in has been delayed amid residents' concerns.

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Walsall Council’s planning committee was due to decide on the fast food giant’s bid to create a drive-through restaurant on the vacant Buffet Island site in Queslett Road in Pheasey near Great Barr on Thursday .

But at the eleventh hour it was announced the application would be deferred until a later date for more talks.

Site of proposed fast food restaurant in Pheasey near Walsall

Committee chairman Councillor Mark Statham said the decision to delay the discussion was due to “lobbying” which could have some influence which needed to be considered by planning officers who had recommended members grant approval to the scheme subject to conditions and a travel plan being agreed.