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UPDATED! New McDonald's restaurant in Oakham Rutland

New McDonald's Restaurant Oakham Rutland
McDonald's Resturant in Oakham, Rutland.

Everything You Need to Know About the New McDonald's Restaurant in Oakham Rutland

UPDATE: 14th January 2020

Rutland County Council’s Planning and Licensing Committee has approved proposals for a new McDonald’s restaurant on the outskirts of Oakham.

You can read Rutland council’s update on the approval here:


UPDATE: 20th July 2019

A planning application has been submitted and can be viewed here:


Reference: 2019/0614/FUL

Proposal:  Erection of a freestanding restaurant with drive-thru facility, car parking, landscaping and associated works, including Customer Order Displays (CODs).

UPDATE: 30th May 2019

Written responses for the attention of McDonald’s restaurant may be posted to the following address:

Paul Thomas Esq
Senior Acquisitions Manager
McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
11-59 High Street
N2 8AW

Is There A McDonald’s Being Built In Oakham?

No decisions have been made yet!  But the fast food company are considering it, and are looking for feedback from residents.

Earlier this week local and nearby residents of Oakham, Rutland received a letter from Paul Thomas, Senior Acquisitions Surveyor for McDonald’s Restaurants.  The letter was an invitation to an exhibition event to hear feedback and get input from local residents.  On the potential plans for a new McDonald’s restaurant in Oakham.

Where is the new McDonald’s restaurant in Oakham, Rutland being built?

The proposed site is land on the Hawksmead Business Estate, on Land’s End Way.  This is near the BP garage and Aldi supermarket on the outskirts of Oakham.

Hawksmead Business Estate, Oakham, Rutland.

When and where is the McDonald’s exhibition event in Oakham?

The date for the McDonald’s exhibition event is 22nd May 2019 at Victoria Hall, 39 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AH.  You can drop in any time from 14:00 to 20:00

Previous Oakham McDonald’s hoax in 2017

There was a previous incident in Oakham back in 2017 where flyers for a new McDonald’s restaurant were placed in the town centre.  At the time this was reported as a hoax by Rutland Radio but it would seem McDonald’s was already considering a new restaurant in Oakham at that time.

No Planning Permission has yet been received by Rutland Council

A Rutland County Council spokesman has been reported by Leicester Mercury to have said: “We have been made aware of a consultation event being held by the food company McDonald’s as part of considerations for a potential restaurant in Oakham.

“We are yet to receive any formal planning application for a new McDonald’s restaurant at the Hawksmead Business Estate.

“If a planning application is received it will need to be assessed against national planning guidance and the Council’s own adopted planning policies.

“This would also require a statutory planning consultation asking members of the public and other interested groups to give their views on any proposals.

Oakham Residents Receive Letter From McDonald’s Restaurant

McDonald's Letter Proposed New Restaurant Oakham Rutland
Letter from McDonald's Restaurant to Oakham Residents

13 May 2019

Invitation to McDonald’s exhibition event – 14:00-20:00, Victoria Hall, 22nd May 2019

Dear Resident

For the last few years, McDonald’s has been considering a potential restaurant in Oakham.  Before any final decisions are made, we would like to invite you to an event to tell you more about out plans, hear feedback and get input from residents.

We have identified potentially suitable land at Hawksmead Business Estate, on Lands End Way.

Our exhibition aims to present you with plans for what a potential restaurant could look like, as well as highlight the local initiatives our restaurants bring.  We are proud to play a part in the communities where we are located, and as always do our upmost to ensure our impact on the local area is a positive one.  We also want to hear from you and give you an opportunity to let us know what you think.

As well as the 65 full and part-time jobs the proposed restaurant would create, we also provide industry-leading training and support to local projects and sports clubs.

We look forward to discussing these with you.

I hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday 22nd May at Victoria Hall, 39 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AH, where you can drop in at any time from 14:00-20:00

Members of the project team will be happy to walk you through our plans and answer any questions you may have.

If you’re unable to attend the event and have any questions, please contact 020 7554 1898.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thomas
Senior Acquisitions Surveyor

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