After the Central and West Area Planning Committee voted to allow planning permission for a McDonalds to be built in the car park of the Duloch Tesco, Liberal Democrat Scottish Parliament Candidate for Dunfermline Aude Boubaker-Calder launched a petition to ask Tesco to reconsider this. 339 local residents have now signed this petition as of the time of writing.
Aude Boubaker-Calder has said, "Over 300 people have now signed the petition to stop a McDonalds in the Duloch Tesco car park - it is clear that huge numbers of people living in the area are opposed to this.
"It is a completely inappropriate location - it is in an already busy area so traffic will get much worse and will cause significant noise pollution too next to residential houses. Worst of all, it is next to a Primary School and will contribute to our national obesity crisis. There is also a risk that litter will find its way into close-by natural areas such as the Calais Woods.
"The ball is now in the court of Tesco - I hope they will make the responsible decision and stop the McDonalds being built. I have written to them already but will get back in touch with the results of the petition.
"The response from local residents is clear - there should not be a McDonalds built here!*
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South, James Calder, added, "At the Planning Committee I was one of only 3 councillors who voted against this development as I felt it would create traffic chaos. This petition is showing the strength of local feeling and I hope Tesco will pay attention and be a good neighbour to local residents."
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