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A proposed McDonald’s restaurant in Burntwood will boost the local economy, according to a new report. The fast-food chain hopes to open in the town on land previously occupied by Tesco and Kwik Save. However, a number of residents have raised concerns over anti-social behaviour if the new restaurant is given the go-ahead by Lichfield District Council. But a report to a meeting of the local authority’s planning committee on Monday (June 22) has played down fears and said a new McDonald’s could be a boost for the town. “It is considered that the development will assist in job creation and contribute to the economy of Burntwood,” a council officer’s report said. “It is my view that it will contribute towards the enhancement of this part of Chase Terrace and the wider Burntwood environment.” Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.


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