PLANS for a McDonalds restaurant and drive-thru on Stratford Road have been given the green light.
Despite more than 100 objections, the former Harvester restaurant in Warwick – which closed last year – is set to be converted into a branch of the fast food chain.
The site, which is accessed via the same road as the Holiday Inn, will include two drive thru points and around 90 parking spaces.
The restaurant will create 65 local jobs.
Among those to oppose the application was local councillor John Holland.
He said: “This application would effectively create another motorway services area with substantial additional traffic. The A429 cannot accept this extra traffic.
“Congestion at this M40 junction is already causing traffic to divert through our historic town centre which has an Air Quality Management Zone Order in place issued by Warwick District Council.”
But councillors at a recent planning committee gave proposals the green light on the condition more electric vehicle charging points were included.
A McDonalds spokesman said: “The site represents an appropriate location for a drive-thru restaurant, which will be well placed to offer refreshments to passing customers and those in the surrounding area.”
It comes a year after a branch opened next to Emscote Road in Warwick.