Councilors will decide on plans for a new hot food/takeaway and drive-thru restaurant in Carlisle.

Carlisle City Council this week received the building permit application from Custodian Real Estate Investment Limited.

The development, if approved by the planning committee, would see the construction of a restaurant/takeaway, drive-thru and car park on the grounds of St Nicholas Retail Park.

The plans do not reveal which company will operate the site. The retail park is currently home to B&M, Poundland, Iceland, Halfords, Oak Furnitureland and The Gym Limited.

In supporting statements, the agent said outdoor seating will be provided next to the east elevation and the main customer entrance will face the existing retail terrace.

The public was consulted on the proposal and the reaction was generally positive, the official said: “In principle, the majority of respondents supported the proposal, but two respondents commented to say that it should not be built. and that there are enough food/takeaway places in Carlisle.

The claimant considered a number of locations for the fast food restaurant, believing that the London Road location made the most sense.

“The principle of development was deemed appropriate in the supporting sequential planning and evaluation statement.”

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They stated that “the attached sequential assessment demonstrated a lack of suitable sites in defined centres.

“The proposal represents the best use of brownfields in a sustainable location.”

Road safety is not considered an issue if the plans are approved. There will be no change to current vehicle access.

Two new charging stations for electric vehicles will be included in the work.

To view and comment on planning applications submitted to Carlisle City Council, visit: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Residents/Planning-and-Building-Control.

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