A fast food giant has submitted plans for a “proposed new restaurant” at a Wiltshire retail park.

Multiple planning applications have been lodged to make alterations to unit 2A at Hathaway Retail Park in Chippenham, which currently houses Bensons for Beds.

These changes include displaying an internally illuminated “McDonald’s” letterset and the installation of multiple illuminated golden arches, suggesting the chain could be opening a new branch at the site.

Full planning permission is also being sought to reconfigure the shopfront of the current bed store, including new entrance doors in a relocated position.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Bensons for Beds storeThe Bensons for Beds store (Image: Newsquest)

The application has been lodged by McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd and includes an odour assessment for a “new proposed McDonald’s restaurant” at the unit.

In January planning permission was granted by the council to change the use of the store to a mixed restaurant and takeaway.

Last year, applicants Aegon UK Property Fund Ltd said the change of use would allow them greater flexibility to re-let the property to potential new occupants.

At the time of writing, the unit remains available on the market to let, listed by Savills, and is described as being under offer.

McDonald’s said it was unable to comment on the application at this time.

Bensons for Beds was approached for comment.