A fast food chain has applied to serve food throughout the night in what may be considered a bid to provide a 24/7 service.

McDonald's put in a licensing application to Buckinghamshire Council on August 25.

They are seeking to be granted a premises license to use their new site located at Unit 7, The Bishops Centre, for the provision of late-night refreshments for the sale of hot food and drink from 11pm to 5am Mondays to Sundays.

Currently, McDonald's holds a license to serve food and drink between the hours of 5am to 11pm.

In the application, McDonald's said: "This restaurant understands that in extending our opening hours we have a duty to the local community and that we continue to protect our staff and customers from danger and harm. 

"It should be noted that no McDonald’s restaurant within the United Kingdom serves alcohol and further none of our drinks or food are served to customers in glass receptacles."

McDonald's has set out their plans to prevent public nuisances such as litter and noise, with plans to roll out CCTV and a Staffsafe system to ensure crime and disorder are minimalised.

The chain also plans to implement safeguarding practices for children and will be working in partnership with fire and environmental services to ensure adequate training is given to staff.

Despite this, there are still concerns about the parking in the area.

Residents have said that the car park, shared with the likes of Tesco, TK Maxx and Nike, is known to fill up and become gridlocked on weekends.

Kevin Sutton said: "We need a parking solution, this place can be a nightmare as it is."

While Anna Lovett added: "That’s going to ruin the place. It’s busy enough in there. Add a McDonald’s and no one will be able to get parked."

Buckinghamshire Council are due to make a decision on the application on September 22. 

McDonald's Taplow previously told this newspaper: "We are excited to be progressing with our new restaurant in Taplow, which will be opening at the end of November this year.

"The new restaurant will bring significant investment to the local area as well as creating at least 65 full and part-time jobs."