PLANS for a fast food restaurant and drive through in Alloa have been withdrawn.

The plans for a Burger King fast food restaurant and drive through at Old Russells Yard, off Clackmannan Road, have been withdrawn at Clackmannanshire Council's Planning Department.

As reported in February, the application was lodged on behalf of Falkirk-based CM Estates with the plan including parking spaces for 34 vehicles and access footpaths.

Agents for the applicant, Arka Architects, previously explained in a supporting statement that the site is currently occupied by a vehicular dismantling operation, Alloa Auto Dismantlers Ltd.

The plans explained that the business has additional space in the eastern area of the yard and occupation of the area earmarked for the restaurant is on an informal basis with no lease restricting its use in place.

The local authority's roads and transportation service previously noted that the site is served by a singular access road linked to the Alloa Park Drive, opposite the retail park site where Morrisons and B&M are based.

It was highlighted that "the intended access arrangements here will need to accommodate fairly significant volumes of customer and commercial traffic".

The service asked that a condition be attached to any consent stating "the whole development must be served by a road designed and constructed to a standard suitable for adoption by the council".

Since the application was submitted, five public objections were received against the proposals and there were no supporting public comments lodged. As the application has been withdrawn, these are no longer available for viewing on the council's planning portal.

The applicant's agents have been contacted for comment. It's not known at this time whether the plans have been scrapped completely, or whether a fresh application will be submitted at a future date.