2,444 cars a day: McDonald’s plan sparks climate row in Herefordshire

2,444 cars a day: McDonald’s plan sparks climate row in Herefordshire

Ross-on-Wye residents say council would break climate commitments by approving drive-through

They were promised a life of peace and quiet in a new-build “garden village” on the edge of a pretty Herefordshire town with cycle routes, allotments and wildlife-friendly ponds giving the settlement an eco-friendly vibe.

But residents of St Mary’s Garden Village in Ross-on-Wye are up in arms after McDonald’s put in a planning application for a 24-hour drive-through within metres of their homes that they say could lead to almost 2,500 cars a day passing close to their front doors.

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