New Burger King, KFC and Costa Coffee approved for Telford site
Plans to build two new drive-through restaurants and a cafe at a main gateway into Telford have been given the green light.
The scheme, which will create 75 jobs, was granted planning permission at a meeting of Telford & Wrekin Council's planning committee last night.
It means Burger King, KFC and Costa Coffee will build on a site off Rampart Way, near Junction 5 of the M54.
The owners of Telford Shopping Centre and Southwater Event Group objected to the plans and said there was a number of units in the town centre which would better accommodate the development.
But councillors followed the planning officers recommendation to approve the plans.
The developers will contribute more than £70,000 towards highway improvements.
But objections had been received from the Southwater Events Group and Telford Trustees No1 & No2 Ltd, the owners of Telford Shopping Centre.
A report to the planning committee said the shopping centre owners had objected because the application “provides no justification for the loss of the employment land”.
They claimed there were “more appropriate sites available within the primary shopping area which would deliver benefits such as opportunities for linked trips”.
Southwater Events Group said a number of units were available in the town centre which could accommodate the scheme.
According to the report, it said the site is not conveniently located in relation to the primary shopping centre.