Driv­ethru is given ap­proval

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Will Hen­shaw

A plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a McDon­ald’s restau­rant in Ruther­glen has been ap­proved.

As pre­vi­ously re­ported in the Re­former, the fast food gi­ants sought to place a drive-thru restau­rant at the site on Dal­marnock Road, next to the Tesco, be­side the River Clyde.

It will fea­ture a drive-thru and will able to ac­com­mo­date around 160 din­ers at a time and there will be around 37 car park­ing spa­ces.

It is un­der­stood that McDon­ald’s will hope to have the fa­cil­ity up and run­ning by sum­mer next year.

It will cre­ate around 65 jobs for the area.

The pro­posal gained over­whelm­ing support on the Re­former’s Face­book page when we pub­lished the orig­i­nal story in Oc­to­ber.

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Fast food gi­ants McDon­ald’s are com­ing to Ruther­glen after a their Dal­marnock Road plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion wa s ap p rove d by th e coun­cil.

We re­ported in Oc­to­ber that the world wide chain had lodged a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the site on Dal­marnock Road, be­side the River Clyde.

And the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion was ap­proved at a com­mit­tee meet­ing g yes­ter­day (Tues­day, De­cem­ber 2).

It will cre­ate around 65 new jobs for the area.

The chain will be lo­cated next to the Tesco Su­per­store, ac­ces­si­ble by the round­about used to en­ter the store and the filling sta­tion.

It will fea­ture a drive-thru and will be able to ac­com­mo­date around 160 din­ers at a time and there will be around 37 car park­ing spa­ces.

It is un­der­stood that McDon­ald’s will hope to have the fa­cil­ity up and run­ning by sum­mer next year.

Ruther­glen MSP James Kelly said: “I wel­come the pos­si­ble ad­di­tion of 65 jobs as it will be a ma­jor boost to the lo­cal area. This project will, I am sure draw peo­ple to the lo­ca­tion which can only be good news for business in the sur­round­ing area. I look for­ward to see­ing th­ese plans be­com­ing a re­al­ity.”

The prospec­tive lo­ca­tion is cur­rently a brown­field site with limited so­cial and eco­nomic func­tion.

Coun­cil leader Ed­die McAvoy wel­comed the news and said that although McDon­ald’s had en­quired about com­ing to the area be­fore, this was the first time any plans have been so­lid­i­fied: “It’ll make a big dif­fer­ence, es­pe­cially down at that area where we could do with some in­vest­ment to make the place more at­trac­tive. It will cre­ate a num­ber of new jobs as well.

“It’s a good company with a good rep­u­ta­tion and it will be well used. The more peo­ple it at­tracts the bet­ter it is for Ruther­glen.”

A McDon­ald’s spokesper­son said: “We are pleased that South La­nark­shire Coun­cil has ap­proved plans for our new restau­rant on Dal­marnock Road. The drive-thru restau­rant will bring over 65 new jobs to the area, both full and part­time, and will pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment for the town.

“Those em­ployed at our new Ruther­glen restau­rant will have ac­cess to lead­ing train­ing schemes, as well as the op­por­tu­nity to gain na­tion­ally recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tions in­clud­ing adult cer­tifi­cates in Maths and English, ap­pren­tice­ships in hos­pi­tal­ity and even a Foun­da­tion De­gree.”

We con­ducted a poll on our web­site, ask­ing vis­i­tors to vote for their favourite fast food restau­rant. And it was McDon­ald’s who came out on top with 60 per cent.

Big deal McDon­ald’s

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