Council refuses plan for burger van near local beauty spot

© Chris Ellington
Keptie Pond

An application to site a burger van opposite an Angus beauty spot has been thrown out by councillors.

Dimitar Iliev Marinov’s application for a fixed pitch site within a lay-by on Keptie Road opposite Keptie Pond fell foul of a fast food “exclusion zone”.

Mr Marinov said he wanted to offer people “something new and different” and described his target market as “anyone who is hungry”.

Takeaways are barred from opening within 500 metres of primary and secondary schools in Angus and Arbroath West and Letham SNP councillor Alex King said it was an “ill-thought out application”.

The civic licensing committee refused the Monday to Sunday 8am-4pm application which prompted nine letters of objection regarding noise, smell, litter and parking. The council’s roads department also objected and said the siting of the burger van in the lay-by “could lead to access issues for service and emergency vehicles”.