PLANS for a restaurant with a drive thru facility on the Tweedbank Industrial Estate have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council.

The applicant, Motor Fuel Group Limited, is the owner of the site located north of a petrol filling station off Tweedbank Drive.

The land to which this planning application relates has full planning permission as part of a wider mixed-use development including a hotel, petrol filling station with shop, all with associated access, car parking, servicing, landscaping, and other engineering operations.

A covering letter with the application, from Phil Pritchett, of Edinburgh-based Pritchett Planning consultancy, says: “The access road into the site has been completed along with the petrol filling station to the south of the application site.

“All necessary infrastructure has therefore been completed to allow this restaurant site to be developed and opened.

“The consented design and layout of the restaurant site was for a different specific end user and this application seeks minor changes to the layout and design of the building to allow a different occupier to trade from the unit.

“The use remains the same as a class 3 restaurant with drive thru facility. The location of the proposed restaurant building is in the same position on the site and the orientation of car parking and drive thru lane is similar with minor variations to allow two entry lanes into the drive thru facility.

“The proposed building is 1800sqft (167sqm gross) which is the same size as the consented building.

“The proposed restaurant building is altered in terms of its design and use of materials in this application to reflect the different end user requirements. The peripheral landscaping remains unaltered.”