A government inspector has rejected plans for a drive-through Burger King at the former West End Police Station.

The inspector upheld the council’s decision to refuse the planning application saying “the scheme has significant shortcomings in terms of its design.” She said that “the scheme does not respond positively to local distinctiveness and character and it would do little to enhance the appearance of the city from a major movement corridor, with consequential harm to the character and appearance of the area.”

Local residents, who voiced concerns that the proposals were completely inappropriate for the area, are relieved at the result.

A council spokesperson said “we look forward to a more suitable use for this important site.”

Read more in the The Chronicle coverage.

For full details you can read the inspector’s report.