A BURGER KING restaurant and a Costa Coffee outlet could be built as part of a new retail development in Halbeath.

Both would have a drive-thru and the plans submitted to Fife Council, for a 1.6-acre site between Main Street and the A907 dual carriageway, also include another fast food outlet and three shops.

The land comprises the former Halbeath filling station, in use as a car wash and valet business, as well as woodland and an area for storing containers.

The applicant, PVY Ltd, of Garvock Hill in Dunfermline, have included proposals for 68 parking spaces, internal roads and landscaping. Low-lying areas on the site would be filled by up to four metres.

The development would be across the road from Halbeath Retail Park where there are plans for an extension, although work has yet to start on the approved M&S Foodhall, Lidl supermarket and other new units.

The site is next to the old Hotel Roma where plans were revealed in January to knock it down.

Formerly the Fod Arms, it shut in November 2006 and a major fire ripped through the building in May 2012.

Shortly afterwards, applicants from Edinburgh received planning permission to knock it down and replace it with five shops and 22 car-parking spaces.

That permission expired in 2015 and councillors, concerned about the inactivity, held a site visit before agreeing to renew it for a further three years.

A report said they wanted to know “the reason for the original permission not being implemented and justification for the renewal”.

In February 2018, local residents complained that the former pub had contributed to the area looking like an "eyesore".

There were also reports that kids were risking injury after getting into the dilapidated building.