Plans for a new McDonald's drive-thru restaurant have been revealed by the fast food giant - with Stockton residents invited to contribute during the public consultations. 

The proposed site of the new Stockton McDonald's restaurant is Yarm Road, adjacent to the existing supermarket. 

A spokesperson from McDonald's said that the multi-million-pound investment "would transform the currently underutilised site", as well as create around 120 new jobs in the community, with opportunities for career progression. 

McDonald's would also have to pay Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council benefit, with business rates of around £56,000 being paid to the Council for "investment into vital local services".

Currently, McDonald's, which has over 40,000 restaurants worldwide, is preparing a planning application for submission to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

An online portal has been launched so the public can air their views on the emerging proposals in Stockton. 

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Andrew Crewther, Senior Acquisition Surveyor at McDonald's, said: “We’re excited to start sharing our plans for a new McDonald’s restaurant to the Stockton community. This development would deliver over 120 new, local jobs, and provide a multi-million-pound investment into the local economy, at a time of economic uncertainty.

“The site, located off Yarm Road, is ideally placed to serve residents and visitors in Stockton. We’re confident that residents and local businesses will recognise the value of greater choice, and the benefits of having a reliable and convenient restaurant from a recognised brand serving food at reasonable prices.

“We’re looking forward to working closely with the community and receiving feedback on our plans. We’d like to encourage everyone interested to go to our website and make their views known.”