Builders have been spotted on the site of the controversial McDonald's set for Thornton Cleveleys.

Wyre Borough Council rejected plans for the fast food restaurant and drive-thru on Amounderness Way - the site of the Morrisons car park - however the decision was overturned by government after an appeal was lodged.

Initial plans for the McDonald's, submitted in December 2017, were rejected by planning officers on the basis that it would result in an 'unacceptable reduction in residential amenity enjoyed by the occupiers of neighbouring properties'.

Councillors said the development would result in an increase in noise and disturbance, light and air pollution.

However an appeal was launched by McDonald's Restaurant Ltd and Morrison Supermarkets, with plans being given go ahead in July 2019.

Government Inspector Katie McDonald visited the site and stated in her report that the development 'would not give rise to unacceptable adverse impacts upon living conditions.'

Now, builders are on site with the hopes of opening the eatery in early April 2020, with building work already having commenced.

The restaurant will be a two-storey building with a drive-thru and outdoor seating.

It is hoped the business will create a total around 100 - 120 jobs, both part-time and full-time.

Initial plans stated that, with the exception of the management team, almost all of these will be recruited from the local community.