McDon­ald’s are closer to open­ing new restau­rant

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

The open­ing of the new McDon­ald’s restau­rant in Ruther­glen is a step nearer af­ter they lodged ad­di­tional re­quests for plan­ning per­mis­sion last month.

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

And that ap­pli­ca­tion was ap­proved at a com­mit­tee meet­ing in De­cem­ber.

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.

In Jan­uary a spokesper­son for McDon­ald’s said they were con­fi­dent of open­ing in the lat­ter part of 2015.

That seems to have moved a step closer, as they lodged a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil for the erec­tion of var­i­ous il­lu­mi­nated and non- il­lu­mi­nated sig­nage as­so­ci­ated with a drive thru restau­rant.

It is un­der­stood the devel­op­ment could cre­ate around 65 new jobs for the area.

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

Coun­cil leader Ed­die McAvoy wel­comed the news when is was an­nounced and said: “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.”

Big Mac and drive McDon­ald’s drive thru in Ruther­glen will look sim­i­lar to this ex­ist­ing restau­rant

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