Plans for new McDonald’s in Leven approved

Fife Council approved the plans.
Fife Council approved the plans.

Plans to build a McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant in Leven have been approved by Fife Council.

The fast-food giant announced its plans to come to the town back in February 2017, however, the project appeared to be on the brink in June due to concerns over traffic safety.

McDonald’s original plan had been to create a priority junction at the site of the old gas works on Riverside Road, but Fife Council insisted on a mini-roundabout, which would require fibre-optic cables to be relocated at a prohibitive cost of £250,000.

But in December new plans were submitted, with a mini-roundabout outside the entrance to the retail park.

Levenmouth Area Committee convenor, Councillor Ken Caldwell welcomed the news, saying: “I’m pleased that McDonald’s have decided to locate in Levenmouth. It is a welcome boost to employment and it will continue to mark Levenmouth as a place to do business.

“Fife Council’s investments in Levenmouth are being justly rewarded.”