New McDonald’s at Thickthorn gets approval from council

The land between the B1172 and the A47 next to the Thickthorn roundabout where plans have been lodge

The land between the B1172 and the A47 next to the Thickthorn roundabout where plans have been lodged for a McDonald's Drive Through. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

South Norfolk Council have approved plans to build a McDonald's drive-through restaurant at the Thickthorn interchange near Norwich.

The land between the B1172 and the A47 next to the Thickthorn roundabout where plans have been lodge

The land between the B1172 and the A47 next to the Thickthorn roundabout where plans have been lodged for a McDonald's Drive Through. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

The application was put to the council's development management committee today and they gave it the go-ahead after recommendations from planning officers.

The site, which may operate 24-hours a day, will create more than 65 full-time and part-time jobs and most of these will be recruited from the local community.

The development includes 60 car parking spaces, a seating area for 140 covers and cycle racks for customers.

There are currently seven other McDonald's restaurants within six miles of the site, including one at Longwater.