KFC and Taco Bell planned for Spalding
A KFC could finally be coming to Spalding if new plans are given the greenlight.
Erindale Ltd has submitted plans to build a KFC along with a Taco Bell at the Lincs Gateway Business Park in Goodison road.
Up to 60 new jobs could be created if South Holland District Council approves the application for a restaurant and drive-through takeaway on a site off the A16.
The Gateway project, created by Ashwood Homes, is hoped to bring 500 to 1,000 jobs over the next decade with the business park, which was granted planning permission in 2014. The Tulip Queen pub and diner and Applegreen service station have already been built
Ashley King, chief executive of Ashwood Homes, said: “We have been in negotiations with the developers for KFC for some time and are delighted terms are agreed. They feel the business park is established enough to warrant investing in the location and fully understand the potential footfall it will achieve.
“We have consent for 500,000 square feet of commercial space and the goal is to create a high quality serviced estate with plots available to suit all needs. The estate offers a unique opportunity for occupiers seeking a high quality location with excellent prominence and accessibility”
Supporting information which was submitted with the application states: “The application proposals for restaurant and drive throughtakeaway use will, along with the recently constructed pub/hotel and service station, provide ancillary development to support this wider employment development as well as provide roadside facilities for the users of the A16 trunk road.”
Under the plans, a 3032sqft KFC and 2060sqft Taco Bell restaurant/hot food takeaway will be created in the single storey building, adjacent to the Barrier Bank roundabout.
A total of 45 car parking spaces are included within the application, which also outline plans for a courtyard and a cycle rack.
The application adds: “The proposal will create up to 60 new jobs. This will include flexible employment arrangements. There will be a range of opportunities for training and education right up to degree level.”