Published: 15:18, 28 October 2020
| Updated: 16:11, 28 October 2020
A new McDonald's could be set to come to a Kent town.
The fast food chain has submitted a planning application to open a new branch in Folkestone.
The new outlet, which would open in the Tesco's Car Park in Cheriton High Street, has been rumoured to be in the works for more than a year.
In July 2019, a company spokesperson denied any plans were in place, but said that Folkestone was "on the radar".
It would be the third McDonald's to open in the area, after one in the Sandgate Lanes Shopping Centre, off West Terrace, and one at the Park Farm retail estate.
The planning application describes the project as the "erection of a freestanding restaurant with drive-thru facility, car parking, landscaping and associated work".
However, there are already numerous comments on the application from residents appealing against the plan.
Many have cited concerns over traffic issues, with littering also a potential problem.
Courtney Cranmer commented: "The traffic is going to be ridiculous around there.
"With the McDonalds two minutes down the road, I don't feel this is necessary.
"McDonalds Park Farm already causes so many delays and obstructions in and out of that road.
"This is going to be worse as people will be queuing for Tescos and McDonalds"
Maureen Peebles said: "We do not need any more fast food restaurants in Cheriton, I’m constantly picking discarded litter from the chip shop ect, and the extra noise will not be good for families."
To view and comment on the application, click here.