More criticism dished out over new Motherwell eaterie

A long-term critic of the new Tim Horton’s branch in Motherwell is the latest politician demanding to know why North Lanarkshire Council allowed it to open.

A branch of the chain

Irate Councillor Agnes Magowan has contacted this newspaper demanding to know why the authority permitted this before road widening works were completed.

The move has prompted a storm of protest amidst road safety fears which moved up a notch when the Canadian chain threw open its doors on Tuesday, December 22. The authority insisted it was within its rights to permit this following talks with the firm.

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However, Councillor Magowan said: “I am furious at the views of the public not being taken into account without these works being completed.

“They were due to be discussed at a planning meeting at the end of the month but still, the opening was allowed.

“I’m a supporter of community empowerment which has been ignored in this instance as objections of the local people and councillors have not been taken into account and ignored. This is a very dangerous congested corner and the business should not have been allowed to open until it was safe.”