Plans for a Starbucks coffeehouse and a KFC Drive-thru have been unveiled as part of a £2 million development at Hardengreen in Dalkeith
London & Scottish Developments have applied for planning permission for the 1.5 acre brownfield site in the area.
It is expected to create around 60 jobs, and generate more than £100,000 a year in business rates for Midlothian Council and would establish Hardengreen as a fast food and coffee hub for the area.
McDonalds have already applied for planning permission for a new Drive-Thru restaurant in the adjacent Tesco car park.
Bryan Wilson, Development Director with L&SD said: “This will transform a dormant brown-field site into an economically productive development that will serve the people of Dalkeith, and hopefully persuade passing motorists on the A7 to stop and spend some of their hard-earned cash in Midlothian”.
“We believe this proposal will bring real economic and social benefits to the area. It will transform what is currently a dormant brown-field site, frequently targeted by fly-tippers, into an attractive eye-catching development that we hope will persuade people travelling south on the A7 to stop and spend some of their hard-earned cash in Midlothian.
Mr Wilson added that if the planners give the development the green light he would expect work to start in mid to late summer.
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