Major plans for a new McDonald's near Glasgow have been approved.

The fast food chain has said councillors on South Lanarkshire's Planning Committee have given the green light to plans for a new McDonald's restaurant at Lindsayfield in East Kilbride.

Following the decision on Tuesday, March 12, the burger giant has said they are 'delighted' and 'look forward to being able to bring the development forward'.

An official proposal was first submitted in July 2023 for the drive-thru eatery, which will be situated in an easily accessible location within the existing car park at Morrison's supermarket.

It followed a successful consultation phase in March 2023 which was attended by over 80 members of the public.

The event provided an opportunity for members of the local community to view proposed plans and discuss material with the project team.

After that, feedback received at the event, and via a dedicated project website, shaped and informed the final application.

The development of the new venue will create an additional 120 new jobs in the local area.

Emma Fisher, Acquisitions Surveyor at McDonald’s Restaurants said: “We are thrilled with South Lanarkshire Planning Committee’s decision to approve our proposals for a new Drive Thru restaurant in East Kilbride.

“Since we first brought forward the proposals, we have engaged with the local community and statutory consultees to present a successful application.

This will see a significant investment in South Lanarkshire, alongside the creation of 120 new jobs for local people.

“We look forward to construction beginning on the site, and welcoming people to the new restaurant”