Approval given for Peterhead to have its first drive-through coffee shop

An Aberdeenshire town could soon have its own drive-through coffee shop.

Plans have been approved for a site next to Burnside Road and the A892 in Peterhead.

Architects Mackie Ramsay Taylor drew up on the plans on behalf of Carnoustie Links Development Ltd, which would serve motorists driving to nearby stores as part of the Burnside Business Park.

There are also proposals for a retail unit that could be divided into two smaller units – for food or other produce.

In a supporting document, a spokesman for Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects said: “Its trade will largely be to motorists accessing 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.”

An Aberdeenshire Council planning officer said the scheme will “not have a detrimental impact on the surrounding immediate area, or on the wider area of Peterhead”.

The coffee shop will have 28 parking spaces and there would be 22 for the retail unit.