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Global fast food chain KFC is bidding to open its second restaurant in Carlisle.
The firm, which already operates a store in The Lanes Shopping Centre, has put forward plans to open a new drive through restaurant on the site of the former Esso petrol station known as Harraby Green service station off London Road.
A planning statement says that the construction phase of the project will see an investment of “circa 1.8m”, with about 140 direct construction jobs generated comprising around 90 on site and 50 off site positions.
The average KFC restaurant generates 77,000 per annum business rates
It adds: “The average KFC restaurant generates 77,000 per annum business rates.
The application comes just months after McDonald’s revealed plans to open a second drive through restaurant off London Road opposite the old Railway Inn pub and on the J And W Watt Ltd Goods Yard, next to Trevor Street.
A design and access statement, written by Leeds based HTC Architects and submitted as part of the application to Carlisle City Council, states: “The proposed KFC has a gross internal area of 285 sq m.
“The restaurant area will provide for 71 covers in a publicly accessible area of 72 sq m. There are to be 25 car parking spaces of which two will be for disabled users, three will be staff car spaces and two will be ‘grill bay’ spaces accesible only via the drive through lane.”