KFC has sights set on fast food drive-through in Milngavie

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Kentucky Fried Chicken has its sights set on a new drive-through restaurant in the area.

Milngavie/ Bearsden has been earmarked by the fast food chain after it announced it was planning to open 500 restaurants across the UK.

The exact site is unclear at the moment – however there has been speculation that the firm may be eyeing up ground at West Retail Park.

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The Milngavie Herald revealed last summer that there are plans for a major new retail development – including a drive-through food outlet – on the former Halley’s garage site at Milngavie.

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Development opportunity at Milngavie

Arnold Clark currently occupies the site but the car dealership’s lease expires in the first half of this year.

However, in November, Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer, who lives in Bearsden, called on East Dunbartonshire Council to reject any development plan for a drive-through at West Retail Park on the grounds that it would encourage car usage on the already congested Milngavie Road and move business away from Milngavie town centre.

Ann Davie, Depute Chief Executive of East Dunbartonshire Council, said: "The most recent submission regarding the site at West Park, Milngavie, remains Proposal of Application Notice received in June 2021.

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"The Proposal of Application Notice specifies proposed uses (retail anddrive-through food and drink premises). However, it does not specify anypotential occupiers and this would not need to form part of any planningsubmission.”