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Burger King wants to open in Newtown

By Jonny Drury | Newtown | Mid Wales entertainment | Published:

Plans for a third fast-food chain within half a mile of two other restaurants in a Newtown have been revealed.

McDonald's and KFC already operate in Pool Road in Newtown, and now Burger King has submitted a planning application to build a restaurant.

The land earmarked for the development is on space at the north end of the Tesco supermarket car park.

It would include a restaurant and a drive-through.

Newtown Town Council has discussed the matter, and had concerns for safety and increased traffic build up.

However county councillor Joy Jones believes more development can only be a good thing to attract other businesses.

She said: "I think it is only a positive move to have more businesses coming to the town.

"It will help bring other businesses to the town.

"There are people who question whether it would be positive for the town, and people are concerned about traffic.

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"It will also bring jobs which is another positive element to the application.

"That is always a positive thing for me, that new businesses bring more jobs.

"I think after the initial rush when a business opens, things will die down and the traffic will be going off the road so won't cover too much of an issue."

The application is being made by Burney Midlands Ltd.

Requests have been made by Newtown Town Council for "big belly bins" to be placed around the area to reduce littering, and for electric car charging points at the site to reduce fuel emissions.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales

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