Plans for a new two-storey McDonald’s drive-thru have been approved by the council.
The new Mcdonald’s drive-thru will be built at the Portlethen Retail Park.
Asda had submitted plans to develop the supermarket with the addition of the McDonald’s, a new six-pump petrol station and click-and-collect lockers.
A McDonald’s spokeswoman had previously said the drive-thru would create 65 full and part-time jobs.
Officials at Aberdeenshire Council have been given the power to officially sign-off finalised proposals subject to planning conditions being agreed after Councillor Colin Pike had moved to accept officer recommendations of a delegated grant for the McDonald’s.
Portlethen and District Community Council had raised concerns about pedestrian safety, while the nearby Matalan had also raised concerns that the drive-thru would lead to an increase in litter and anti-social behaviour.
Mr Pike said: “I think it is important the concerns of the community council are addressed in any planning conditions.
“What we have also seen is there hasn’t been any major objections from members of the public and I am happy to support the officer’s recommendation of a delegated grant.”
Councillors Alison Evison and Ian Mollison also agreed with their North Kincardine colleague.
Ms Evison said: “I believe we can address the issues of the community council via planning conditions and I think the report in front of us addresses those issues.”
The project would mean the removal of 80 parking spaces at the Asda site.
The area is currently served by a number of other food establishments including Domino’s, Ashvale and Subway.
An Asda spokesperson said: “We’re delighted with the decision by the Kincardine and Mearns area committee and look forward to investing further in Portlethen.”