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Planners block McDonald’s outlet opposite Stirling school

August 3 2012

Planners block McDonald’s outlet opposite Stirling school
Planners at Stirling Council have thrown out a bid by McDonald’s to erect a restaurant and drive thru at Springkerse roundabout – on the grounds that it was situated just 300 yards from St Modan’s High School.

Designed by AEW Architects, who have had some 3,000 commissions from the fast food chain, the planned outlet would have occupied a brownfield site close to the town centre but was rejected on the grounds that it went against the Scottish Government's plans to tackle childhood obesity.

In a letter of objection penned to Stirling Council Pat McKeown, chair of St Modan’s parent council, wrote: “This site is immediately opposite the front of St Modan’s High School and it is the view of the parent council that this development will have a significant negative impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of our young people.”

McKeown went on to observe that the restaurant was likely to ‘tempt’ pupils away from the school canteen, which has pioneered healthy eating plans, and contribute to an increase in traffic and litter with a corresponding impact on safety.

A McDonald’s spokesperson stated that they were ‘disappointed’ at the decision.


#1 Posted by dirige on 3 Aug 2012 at 12:48 PM
Great, but there is already a Burger King about 150m from where this 'Maccy D's' was going to be.
#2 Posted by SAndals on 3 Aug 2012 at 13:29 PM
Disappointed the McD spokesman didnt say they weren't lovin' it....
Walt disney
#3 Posted by Walt disney on 3 Aug 2012 at 13:56 PM
Correct dirige, but BK was there before the school was built as was Pizza Hut. They'd certainly have done well with their Fillet o' fish on Fridays!
Frank Lloyd Wrong
#4 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wrong on 3 Aug 2012 at 17:34 PM
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Paul D
#5 Posted by Paul D on 3 Aug 2012 at 19:26 PM
Trombe Wall
#6 Posted by Trombe Wall on 7 Aug 2012 at 13:43 PM
Can't believe there hasn't be a Mcflurry of comments on this decision.

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