A new branch of Burger King will be opening at a holiday park in Weymouth.

Haven says the fast food giant is coming to its Weymouth Bay Holiday Park in Preston Road, Preston.

The outlet, which is said to have local authority approval, will open at existing premises on the site previously used as a lounge, it is understood.

A spokesperson for Haven said: “We are pleased to confirm that Burger King will be joining an impressive roster of household names already operating at Weymouth Bay, and are committed to exploring future opportunities to further expand our food and beverage offering for guests.”

Dorset Council councillor for Littlemoor and Preston, Louie O’Leary, said he had heard about the new venture, but remains sceptical over whether it is in the best interest of local residents.

He said: “The Burger King will go ahead, but I still have my reservations and I am opposed to it.

"It's not about stopping it outright, what we want to make sure is that there is no issue with the surrounding parking on residential roads, litter which is also an issue at the park, and the smell around the houses.

"It was (the holiday park) owners' lounge and had a couple of seats and a coffee machine, it is not as if they are replacing a restaurant for a restaurant.

"It's about making sure what goes in there impacts the residents in the least way possible."

This news comes after a planning application was withdrawn for a fish and chip shop unit that was also being planned for the site in Preston following concerns.

Cllr O’Leary added: “We heard a couple of days ago that the fish and chip shop has been dropped. I assume that head office pulled it.

“Councillors have had a proactive meeting and the site manager listened.”

The application for the fish and chip shop had attracted objections from nearby homes, Weymouth Town Council and Weymouth Civic Society.

These included the site being likely to attract customers from outside the park, not needed as two other fish and chip businesses are nearby, and concerns over noise, smell and late night opening disturbing nearby homes.

However, Haven have not given up on the takeaway unit and the Echo understands that they plan on revisiting it in the near future.