Winchester's first McDonald's drive-thru is now starting to look like a fast food restaurant. 

The new, 24-hour restaurant is being constructed in the Tesco car park in Winnall.

The area has been fenced off while contractors finish the work, with the main structure of the restaurant having been completed.

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As previously reported, disruption to the supermarket is minimal, with the majority of the car park in Easton Lane still open.

The fast-food outlet will have 33 parking spaces, two accessible spaces and three grill bays and four bike stands.

Despite objections over potential traffic increases amid the climate emergency, the plan was approved unanimously by Winchester City Council at the end of last year.

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Cllr Jane Rutter, who chaired the planning committee meeting, previously said: “I hope McDonald's will engage with local residents and improve the cycling and pedestrian access.

“Litter is not a planning consideration, so we have no power over that, unfortunately.

“There is also no planning reason for it not to be open 24/7. From a planning perspective, there is no reason to refuse any part of it.”

A McDonald's spokesperson said: “We are excited to have started building work on-site at our new restaurant in Winchester and look forward to opening later this year. The new restaurant will bring significant investment to the local area as well as creating at least 65 full and part-time jobs."

Currently, Winchester only has one McDonald’s in St George’s Street, which is open 6am-11pm.