Plans have again been rejected for an application to create a drive-thru Starbucks and a restaurant in Aberdeen after the applications were reviewed this week.
Members of Aberdeen City Council’s local review body discussed the proposals for a Starbucks on Intown Road in Bridge of Don, and an application for a change of use of the Graphix House building on Wellington Circle, to allow it to be turned into a restaurant.
Both applications had been previously rejected earlier this year by local authority planners, and were put forward for review, hoping these decisions would be overturned.
Officers had recommended that Kemble Estates’ application for a drive-thru was refused as well as plans for Graphix House.
The Intown Road proposals were denied previously due to concerns over increased traffic.
It was also noted that there was no requirement for a restaurant in the Wellington Circle area.
Councillor Marie Boulton, convener of the local review body, said planners chose to uphold the refusal for planning permission following the review.
She said: “There were three applications, one of those was up at Altens, Graphix House, the refusal was upheld, and at Bridge of Don, the refusal was also upheld.
“We just wanted to satisfy that these matters had been looked into.
“We upheld the officers recommendations.
“There were some strong objections from the community councils for both cases, it was the traffic aspect for Bridge of Don and the concern over safe routes of school children from Nigg Community Council, as well as there already being plans for a drive-through restaurant in the Ikea car park.”