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McDonald's set to open between Ilkley and Burley after plans approved

McDonald's has been granted permission to make changes to the former Kashmiri Aroma restaurant that will allow it to open a new branch on the A65 near Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Rombalds Radio has reported over 600 people had objected to the application, raising concerns including claims the new branch will cause traffic problems, promote unhealthy eating and attract a “different type of clientele” to the area.

But planning officers told the panel the bulk of these objections were critical of the idea of a McDonalds opening in the area – not of the specific application.

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