On Friday 30th November a planning application was lodged with Aberdeenshire Council for a 24-hour Starbucks with drive through facility in the land at Arnhall at the entrance to Westhill .
There is also an application for signage for a MacDonald‘s development on an adjacent site. These sites were zoned for high quality employment land and not for Class 3 food and drink outlets. Also, these developments are an immediate follow up to the proposed stadium development and are unlikely to have been proposed without this. The impact of these developments on the local Westhill Shopping Centre is not yet understood and the question of their location at the signature entrance to Westhill should be considered – is there a deficiency in the local retail provision that means these developments should be promoted?
WAEPAL will be thoroughly reviewing the plans before stating our position. In the meantime we would be very keen to hear your opinion on this application. Please comment below or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application numbers are APP/2018/2869 (Star Bucks) and APP/2018/2801 (MacDonalds) – These can be accessed here: https://upa.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online-applications/