Council backs McDonald’s relocation plan

City of Lincoln Council has given permission for a central Lincoln McDonald’s to relocate.

The fast food chain outlet on the city’s Cornhill Quarter will move into the current HMV store on the High Street.

McDonald’s revealed its plans to relocate to another area of the city back in July.

Now, city council planning officials have given their backing for the move.

In its plans, McDonald’s confirmed that all 83 members of staff will be moved to the new location and the restaurant will retain its 24-hour opening times.

The fast food chain said the move came as part of “the landlord’s desire to relocate a number of tenants within the centre”.

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It added: “As such, there is not expected to be any net gain or loss of retail development from this proposal.”

Both sites, the current McDonald’s outlet and HMV, are under the same ownership with Lincolnshire Co-op.

HMV will relocate into The Cornhill Quarter into the unit next to WHSmith.

The Cornhill Quarter is a £70 million redevelopment project by Lincolnshire Co-op alongside the City of Lincoln Council.

Laurence Price, Head of Retail at HMV, said previously: “We’re extremely happy to be moving our Lincoln store into new premises in the Cornhill Quarter this coming January.

“All staff will be moving across to the new store and are looking forward to a refreshed unit which will give us the chance to update our offer and improve on our already expanded vinyl range.

“The Cornhill Quarter is a developing part of the city and we hope to be able to put our stamp on it.”

McDonald’s currently has five restaurants in Lincoln including the one in the Cornhill. The other four are on Rope Walk, The Carlton Centre, Moorland Way and at Gateway Park on Newark Road.

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