Planning & Environment

Stirling Council Planning Panel has refused planning permission for a new McDonalds Restaurant and Drive Thru at Springkerse Business Park in Stirling, contrary to officer recommendation.

Concern was expressed about whether it was an appropriate form of development given its proximity to St. Modan’s High School. The Panel felt that the application went against the Scottish Government’s Obesity Route Map Action Plan.

This raises interesting issues about the extent to which obesity can be a planning issue.

Will McDonalds appeal?

Neil Collar