Plans have been lodged to build a drive-through coffee shop in the north-east’s biggest town.
The proposal, which has been submitted on behalf of Carnoustie Links Development, is to build a coffee shop and small retail unit just off the A90 Aberdeen to Fraserburgh road at the southern entrance to Peterhead.
The site at the Burnside Business Park is between Burnside Road and the A982, which runs from the Invernettie roundabout to Peterhead town centre.
The roundabout is a busy thoroughfare for traffic to and from Peterhead as well as vehicles travelling further north to Fraserburgh. Fast food restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC as well as a new pub are already available at the site.
The new plans have been submitted by Mackie Ramsay Taylor on behalf of their clients.
Derek Clark, director of the firm, said: “We think it complements the other things at the roundabout. I do think Peterhead’s had a rough deal for some reason, everyone seems to bypass it.”
A total of 28 parking spaces have been earmarked for coffee shop and a further 22 for the neighbouring retail unit.
The plans show that the adjoining shop could be broken down into two smaller units and could be used to sell food.
The supporting planning statement submitted to council planners said: “Trade will largely be to motorists accessing the nearby retail stores or leaving, arriving or passing through Peterhead with little time to stop.
“It will therefore have negligible effect on the town centre and is only viable as a business in well-trafficked edge of centre locations.”
Town centre regeneration is an ongoing issue in Peterhead and local business forum Rediscover Peterhead is working to revamp the Blue Toon’s shopping district.
The proposals to build a drive-through coffee shop follow similar schemes in Aberdeen and Elgin.