A new drive-thru restaurant for Stockton

We are excited to be bringing forward proposals for a new McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant off Yarm Road in Stockton. We are preparing a planning application for submission to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Subject to planning approval, our plans will redevelop an underutilised site and deliver jobs and investment.

This website hosts our pre-application public consultation. We would encourage you to give your feedback on our proposals to help shape our planning application.

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Quick facts about McDonald’s in Stockton

PlanetProtecting the planet

As well as working towards our net zero emissions ambition for 2040, we’re also committed to protecting and restoring nature, from towns to countryside, and rivers to forests.

Local-servicesSupporting local services

If approved, our new restaurant will generate around £56,000 in business rates (per year) for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to help fund key local services.

AnimalSupporting animal welfare

As one of the biggest restaurant chains in the UK, we use our size to make a positive impact on the way animals are treated. We only deal with suppliers who meet our high standards.

PeopleCreating opportunities for young people

Our apprenticeships programme has already given over 19,500 people a flying start to their careers since 2006. We’re now increasing our ambitions to ensure that, as with all our employment opportunities, our apprentices will be representative of the communities in which we serve.

LitterOur position on littering

Littering is an offence. We are unhappy when customers choose to dispose of their litter irresponsibly. We do everything we can to encourage people to make the right choices when throwing away McDonald’s packaging. We conduct at least three daily litter picks to collect all litter in the vicinity of the restaurant, not just McDonald’s packaging.

HouseCreating new jobs

Our new Drive-Thru restaurant will create up to 120 new jobs, in a range of full and part time roles.

Have your say

We want to hear your views on our emerging proposals for Stockton.


We have more than 1,450 restaurants in the UK and Ireland, employing over 180,000 people.