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Appeal: McDonald’s allowed near primary school despite obesity fears

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Plans for a new McDonald’s near a primary school in Mansfield can go ahead, after an inspector ruled that younger children were likely to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who would ‘have the child’s health in mind’ when selecting food.

LOCATIONMansfieldAUTHORITYMansfield District CouncilINSPECTORDarren HendleyPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/X3025/W/20/3250525The appellant, McDonald’s, sought permission to build a new two-storey restaurant in the car park of an Asda superstore in Forest Town, Mansfield. The council was concerned about the scheme’s impact on public health, in particular child obesity.The........
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