More plans have been submitted for Taco Bell’s drive through in Irvine.

An application has been submitted for alterations to form drive-thru restaurant including the provision of external seating.

An application was previously approved in April for the sub-division and part change of use of the vacant retail unit to form two self-contained units – one for hot food takeaway and the other for retail – to include various external alterations and the formation of drive-thru lane within existing car park.

Welcoming the news back in April, Irvine West Cllr Ian Clarkson told a meeting of Irvine Community Council that it was great to see the fast food giant bringing investment to the town.

He said: “It’s great that companies like that want to come to Irvine. I understand the only other one is in Glasgow.”

Planning documents state that neighbours KFC and Frankie and Benny’s have been notified of the plans.

The site at Riverside Retail Park, previously occupied Blockbuster, has been vacant since 2013 when the company entered administration.

An application was approved on August 14, 2015 for a change of use of the whole unit to Class 3 (food and drink) use, however these plans were never implemented.