GREENOCK brothers Sandy and James Easdale have had plans approved for a new £2million drive-thru food and drink outlet in Port Glasgow.
Inverclyde Council’s planning department has agreed the former Port Glasgow Job Centre can be demolished and a drive-thru built on the site beside the A8.
It is expected the development will create between 40 and 50 full and part-time jobs.
The plans were submitted by Dalglen Investments, owned by Sandy and James Easdale, who purchased the 0.75-acre site in 2020.
Their plans were supported by property firms Rebecchi Architectural and Bowman Rebecchi, who have been in discussions with several national operators, all of which have shown an interest, subject to planning consent being gained.
Sandy Easdale said: “We are delighted that the new drive-thru proposal has now been approved by Inverclyde Council following the original application in June 2022.
“We believe this site can act as a critical ‘bridge’ between the traditional town centre and the nearby retail park while offering welcome employment opportunities to locals.
“We’ve already had strong interest from several national retailers and expect to be able to progress these plans further having secured consent.”
In February, plans were revealed for Greggs to operate another Easdale drive-thru in Greenock, securing a £1.5million investment into a long-term vacant site in the Cartsburn area.
Earlier this month, the brothers were also successful in their bid to increase the number of houses at the 70-acre former IBM site in Greenock to 450 units, securing a major £250million investment for Inverclyde’s residential and construction markets.
James Easdale added: “We remain committed to Inverclyde, with our unprecedented projects and proposed private investment supporting the ongoing regeneration of long-term vacant sites.
“We view Inverclyde as an area offering great opportunities and look forward to continuing with our aims to generate further employment, investment and repopulation into the area.”