McDonald's are set to consult with the public over their plans for a new drive-thru restaurant in Stevenston.

As revealed last week, the fast food giants are planning to vacate their current premises on the Hawkhill Estate and move into a new purpose-built property nearby.

And the company vowed: "If approved, we will deliver a new and attractive McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant for Stevenston, to better meet customer demand "

McDonald’s, in partnership with Waypoint Asset Management, who own the retail park, hope to replace the existing drive thru-restaurant with a modern restaurant on the southern section of the car park at Hawkhill Retail Park.   

The development comprises a modern freestanding single-storey McDonald’s restaurant with drive-thru lane, car parking, and other associated works, including customer order displays.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Site plans for the new restaurantSite plans for the new restaurant (Image: McDonald's)

The entire development space is 527 square metres and will include a variety of table types for diners to eat their meals in a relaxed modern environment. It will also include 17 car parking spaces, including two accessible spaces, and six cycle spaces. 

A key component of the plans is the restoration of the current McDonald's restaurant on the site back to Class 1A use (shops, financial, professional, and other services), providing the opportunity to deliver greater retail space to serve the local community. 

In their consultation, McDonald's said: "We take our responsibility to our neighbours seriously. To ensure our neighbours are not adversely impacted by the operation of the proposed drive-thru, we will implement the following measures: 

"Introduction of boundary treatments to complement the proposed drive-thru restaurant, provide an attractive environment and to enhance visual amenity.  

"Appropriate control measures to be incorporated into our ventilation systems, to limit cooking odours. A sensitive lighting scheme, to limit lighting spill beyond the site boundary. 

"A minimum of three daily litter picks to collect all litter in the vicinity of the restaurant, not just McDonald’s packaging. "

"We are committed to creating an attractive development with new landscaping and boundary treatments to create a positive relationship with neighbouring properties and encourage biodiversity."

Vehicle access to and from the new drive-thru restaurant will be via the existing access to the retail park.  

Pedestrian access will remain the same as the current access to the retail park. Within the McDonald’s restaurant area, additional pedestrian routes via paved footways and marked crossing facilities will be provided.

Access for cyclists is proposed to be via the main site access.  

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