A NEW McDonald's drive-thru restaurant in Dunfermline is a step closer after delivery plans were approved by Fife Council.

The burger giant was given permission to build a new outlet in the car park of the Tesco Extra store in Duloch and made some minor tweaks to the proposals.

McDonald's has been given the go-ahead to change the delivery route from the south to the north of the store, as well as some landscaping changes, new fencing and the relocation of the zebra crossing on Turnstone Road.

The fast food chain has also outlined proposals to satisfy the council with road safety improvements at the four existing pedestrian crossings on Greenshank Drive.

The plan to build a two-storey restaurant and drive-thru on the Tesco car park was hugely controversial and was met with 176 objections and a demonstration outside the supermarket.

However, in September last year, councillors on the central and west planning committee voted 11-3 in favour.

The new McDonald’s outlet will create 65 jobs and will include a digital drive-thru, play frame, seating, floodlighting, CCTV cameras, landscaping and associated works.

It will be in the northern section of the car park, across the road from the Aldi store, and will result in the loss of 67 parking spaces at Tesco.