MCDONALD'S have requested permission to have an outdoor seating area at its Church Street restaurant.

An application has been submitted to the council which states that in 2013, temporary permission had been given for an outdoor pavement cafe.

The proposals state that while the restaurant is open from 5am to 11pm, the seating area will be in place from 9am to 9pm.

The application says that permission would make the restaurant "better able to meet the demands of its established customer base and enhance its overall efficiency".

They add that it is unlikely to have any "unacceptable impact on amenity levels".

Consultation on plans is until Thursday, November 15.