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Plans for new play area and revamp at Cleethorpes McDonald’s restaurant are approved

PLANS to extend a Cleethorpes McDonald's restaurant have been approved though safety assurances are being sought by police over one of the new features.

Plans for new play area and revamp at Cleethorpes McDonald’s restaurant are approved

The fast food chain is looking to enlarge the dining area and replace the drive-thru booths at the Meridian Point outlet, as well as create an external children's play area.

An external covered canopy will also be erected and the exterior walls are to be recladded.

Its application has been given the green light by North East Lincolnshire Council, with a proviso that the play equipment is of "robust" construction and "cannot be set alight".

The recommendations come from police who say there have been incidents of arson and criminal damage at the site over the past two years.

Officers are also urging that the range of the establishment's CCTV is extended to cover the new equipment.

Plans submitted to the council show the covered play area will feature a small slide, a climbing wall with floor netting below, as well as noughts and crosses and pinball games.

McDonald's has been busy modernising its restaurants over the past two years.

The new digital makeovers have already been introduced at the outlets in Birchin Way, Grimsby, and Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, bringing contemporary decor, interactive menus and table service.

In November, George Michniewicz, franchisee and managing director of Kingston Restaurants Ltd, confirmed the area's other branches at Meridian Point, Grimsby town centre and Laceby would be modernised before "the early part of 2018".

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