Plans for a freestanding drive thru McDonald’s restaurant in Musselburgh have been rejected following an appeal to the Scottish Ministers.
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, commented:
“I am pleased to see that these plans have now officially been refused.
“It was clear from the go ahead that this proposal was not popular amongst local constituents, many of whom contacted my office to express their views and object to these proposals.
“I objected on the grounds that there is a clear lack of correlation between planning and healthy eating strategies set out by the Scottish Government and opening a drive-thru at this site would only worsen the issue of traffic congestion in the area.
“There is already a branch in close proximity to Musselburgh and it is important that we promote and shop at local businesses ahead of the interests of large franchise companies.
“I’m glad that the voices of the Musselburgh residents have been heard and the right decision made.”