DRIVE-Thru Plan For Ibrox Service Station Is Scrapped

5 October, 2022 | Retail

AN Ibrox service station has dropped plans for a drive-thru restaurant, with revised proposals focusing instead on shop expansion.

GHSL Ltd have applied for changes at their site at 675 Paisley Road West.

Its original plan — which included a drive-thru — attracted more than 500 objections; that application was withdrawn before the council made a decision on it.

A drive-thru is no longer part of the scheme. A proposed high-vehicle car wash has also been deleted.

Permission is being sought to expand the existing site shop, adding 146 square metres of sales space, making a total of 391 square metres.

A new 110-square-metre storage building with ‘living wall’ is also proposed.

A statement submitted with the planning application explains: “The concept of the proposed development is to respond to market demand by extending the sales offer of convenience retail goods (primarily fresh produce, organic and natural products; introduction of zero waste foods, vegan, organic, gluten free and free-from, similar idea to Locavore; along with a unique line of frozen drink or ‘slush’ and other hot and fresh desserts produced in-store [Tubbees]), from within the existing shop associated with the existing petrol filling station.”

The document adds that the applicant is “enthusiastic” about the living wall as this will “significantly ‘green up’ the site” in response to previous feedback from the last planning application.

Soft landscaping and bike racks would also be provided. No trees would be lost.

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