MCDONALD'S says it is "disappointed" with the decision to refuse plans for a new drive-thru restaurant in Wrexham.

The fast-food chain had submitted plans for the new restaurant on Plas Coch Retail Park - which had been backed for approval by Wrexham Council's planning officers.

However, the authority's planning committee has rejected the plans, which would have created over 60 new jobs, amid traffic and road safety concerns, as well some over the close proximity of a primary school.

A total of 83 objections to the plans were raised by local residents, who said it would cause congestion and attract boy racers to the retail park.

A "disappointed" McDonalds has reacted to the news.

A spokesperson for the chain said: "We are disappointed with this decision and are reviewing our options in moving forward."

The decision has been met with a largely mixed reaction from Leader readers.

One person said: "Good decision, traffic would be a nightmare, it's bad enough around there already."

Another added: "Great news, it was in completely the wrong place and would have taken far too many spaces from the car park."

While another said: "Thank goodness. As a resident living by there, I was dreading this happening.

"I’m all for making new jobs in the area but this would of been an absolute nightmare."

However, some people are of the opposite opinion.

One person said: "Absolutely stupid. Town McDonald’s causes much more traffic than this one would."

Another added: "Poor news. The town needs a new McDonald’s with better facilities and a drive-thru. The town centre store is abysmal."

McDonald's hasn't yet confirmed as to whether it'll appeal the decision, or whether it has any other sites in Wrexham in mind.