Earlswood McDonald’s to get dual lane drive through and start delivering to homes

August 21, 2018
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McDonald’s in Earlswood will start delivering to homes as part of a big expansion that will also see the ‘drive-thru’ extended to two lanes.

A planning application to expand the site in Horley Road has been approved. The permission allows the fast food giant to create a dual lane drive-thru so two cars can be served at once, side by side. Cars would then funnel from the south of the building into a new lane that wraps around the back.

An extension will also be built at the back of the building, to accommodate a larger kitchen, and a small patio extension created with outdoor furniture.

The expansion will allow for a new home delivery service to be started, as well as mobile ordering and table service to be introduced. It will also mean the 90-strong staff would increase to between 120 and 130.

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McDonald’s is hoping the new expansion “will reduce both waiting times and the potential for queues, and retain the flow of traffic through the site” for the 640,000 customers who visit every year.

It is not clear when work will begin, nor whether the restaurant will remain open during the building work.

The new layout will prevent queuing vehicles blocking cars within parking bays and reduce congestion, as well as providing eight more parking spaces, documents online state.

There will be repairs and renovations made to the existing building, which is locally listed as it is believed to be a Reigate Stone building constructed in the 1820s.

The ‘drive-thru’ at McDonald’s in Earlswood will be extended to two lanes
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It was previously the Prince Albert pub as well as a Mongolian restaurant before McDonald’s took over the site.

Iain Telfer, from West Avenue in Whitebushes, close to the McDonald’s site, is one of two people to object to the application.

He said: “Has this application addressed pedestrian access? Surely we should be encouraging people walking to the site? Look at the current traffic islands, and one of the signs has been recently knocked over…unsafe amount of traffic.”

But Hayley Moore, 20, who works at Albert’s Fish Bar opposite, said: “I think it will be better now they’re expanding because it gets really busy there and the traffic builds up and it can slow the traffic down on the main road.

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“I think they need to have more parking too though because people will probably want to eat in more.”

There had been plans to add some extra parking spaces to the south side of the site but that proposal was removed during consultation with planners.

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/earlswood-mcdonalds-dual-lane-drive-15034929


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