New food outlet for Westway

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Angus Council has given the green light to a proposal to further develop the Westway Retail Park with a mobile takeaway unit.

Carswell Properties Ltd., received notification at the end of January giving the developer permission to use the grass plot between KFC and B&Q as the base for a mobile food outlet and earlier this week fencing went up around the site.

Agent for Carswell Properties Ltd., Andrew Murrie of Forfar based firm @rchitects Scotland Ltd., said: “With regard to the unit. We are not able to confirm the exact appearance as the client is intending on rotating the unit periodically on a high quality themed approach to the food. This will allow the delivery of something in terms of food style and be able to respond to public demand, maintaining a freshness and dynamic.”

Permission was granted by Angus Council on the condition that no more than one mobile catering unit shall be permitted on the site at any given time and that the development was limited to five years.

Iain Mitchell, service manager for the authority’s community, planning and place department, said: “That although the proposal is not strictly in accordance with the provisions of Proposal A16, the use proposed is temporary and complementary to the wider use of the retail park and the drive through car wash that is approved on the wider site. The proposed use would not preclude the use of the vacant development plot for a use that is compatible with A16 provisions in the future. The proposal is otherwise in accordance with other relevant local plan policies.”

In August 2012 Angus Council gave conditional approval for the development of a valeting and car sales development on the same site although as yet no work has been undertaken.