Photo showing council members, officials and members of the public at the DMC meeting on 21st February.

SGC committee refuses permission for McDonald’s and Starbucks drive-throughs

A controversial planning application for new developments at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre that would include two new drive-through food units anticipated to be occupied by McDonald’s and Starbucks has been refused permission. The proposed scheme, which also includes two new retail units and rearrangement of the car park, had been recommended for approval by a South Gloucestershire Council

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Annotated plan showing 'brick to brick' distances between the proposed McDonald's and Starbucks food units and the closest property in Wheatfield Drive.

Decision day (take two) for McDonald’s and Starbucks planning application

Councillors on South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Development Management Committee will meet in Bradley Stoke tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 21st February) to once again consider a controversial planning application for new development at the town’s Willow Brook shopping centre. The proposed scheme, which includes two new drive-through food units expected to be occupied by McDonald’s and Starbucks, has been recommended for approval

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Composite image showing McDonald's and Starbucks logos overlaid on a photo of the Willow Brook Centre site.

Local councillors win site inspection concession in row over McDonald’s and Starbucks plans

A decision on whether the Willow Brook Centre will be allowed to construct two drive-through food units in the north-eastern corner of its car park, just 25m away from residential properties in Wheatfield Drive, has been deferred for at least a month. The delay, to allow time for councillors on South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Development Management Committee to undertake a

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Willow Brook Centre expansion masterplan (annotated extract).

McDonald’s & Starbucks planning application referred to committee

A planning application for development at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre that would include two new food units anticipated to be occupied by McDonald’s and Starbucks has been referred to a South Gloucestershire Council planning committee for consideration. The referral has been requested by local ward councillor Sarah Pomfret (Conservative, Bradley Stoke Central & Stoke Lodge), with the support of

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Starbucks and McDonald's are set to come to the Willow Brook Centre.

McDonald’s and Starbucks planning application recommended for approval

Officers at South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) have recommended approval of a planning application which would pave the way for McDonald’s and Starbucks outlets to open at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre. The recommendation has been published in the council’s weekly Circulated Schedule, which informs elected council members of the conclusions of planning officers’ assessments of all non-trivial or controversial applications.

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Photo of around 30 protesters, some holding placards, outside the Willow Brook Centre.

More delays mean McDonald’s application will now be assessed under council’s new procedures

Further delays in South Gloucestershire Council’s assessment of a controversial planning application for proposed development at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre that could see drive-through McDonald’s and Starbucks outlets opening at the site mean that it will now be determined under new procedures which have been described by opposition councillors as “anti-democratic” and “a body blow to residents’ rights”.

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Starbucks and McDonald's are set to come to the Willow Brook Centre.

Decision day edging closer for McDonald’s and Starbucks plans

A planning application for proposed development at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre that could see McDonald’s and Starbucks outlets opening at the site is approaching the point at which a decision could soon be made, the Journal can reveal. The proposed scheme includes two drive-through food and drink units and two additional (non-food) retail units within the existing boundaries

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Photo of the committee meeting in progress.

Town council objects to Willow Brook Centre’s “McDonald’s & Starbucks” planning application

The Willow Book Centre’s plans to expand its tenant base through the addition of two new drive-through food and drink units (foreseen to be occupied by McDonald’s and Starbucks) and two new retail units have received a setback after a Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC) committee voted to raise an objection to the formal planning application, submitted on 26th March.

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