One week into February and construction has not started on new McDonald's in Northampton supermarket car park

No work has begun to construct a new McDonald's restaurant in the car park of a Northampton supermarket.

The Chronicle & Echo reported in January that the first steps of building the two-story fast food outlet in the car park of Morrisons in Kettering Road would begin before February 5.

A new two-story McDonald's restaurant is due to be built on the car park of Morrison's in Kettering Road.

A new two-story McDonald's restaurant is due to be built on the car park of Morrison's in Kettering Road.

But now, a week into the new month, no moves have apparently been made to begin construction.

McDonald's has now said they will instead start work on site in March, with 'completion planned for early in the second half od 2019'.

Northampton Borough Council gave the fast-food giant the green light in July 2018 despite 85 letters of objection from residents.

Nearby residents raised concerns the restaurant would put pressure on traffic and the ability of existing highways to cope.

However, McDonald's were told they could not open between midnight and 6am as part of the planning conditions, thwarting the franchise’s plan to open for 24 hours.