Spalding to get KFC restaurant beside the A16
A brand new KFC drive-thru restaurant is poised to open in Spalding.
A site in front of Spalding Bakery - on land bounded by the A151 Holbeach Road and the A16 - has been identified.
The land is beside a roundabout and sits diagonally opposite the McDonald's drive-thru restaurant.
If planning consent is given, the development is likely to create nearly 30 jobs.
Plans submitted to South Holland District Council by the SME Corporation seek consent to build a single-storey drive-thru restaurant for KFC with associated car parking, cycle parking, landscaping and access.
The proposed site is currently a grassed open space.
Information submitted on the developer's behalf to the council says: "The redevelopment would represent a more efficient use of a site within the established urban area.
"The site is in a good location to attract passing trade to enhance food and drink provision (for) local employees.
"There will be a positive economic impact as a result of the development through the creation of nearly 30 jobs and increased earnings in the local area.
"The proposals represent a bespoke design and will created a high quality modern development that makes efficient use of the land.
"The accompanying landscaping scheme will ensure the development sits comfortably in its surroundings."
In January this year, KFC told the Spalding Guardian it was looking for sites here and a spokesman told us to "watch this space".
There’s been talk of KFC opening in Spalding for the last 14 years at least and a plan was previously drawn up for land on Holbeach Road, opposite McDonald’s, when a Leeds company applied for planning consent to build on land beside the A151/A16 junction.