Huddersfield is in line for two new drive-thru restaurants on busy Leeds Road.

Burger King is back on track with its plans for a drive-thru restaurant at Leeds Road Retail Park.

And there are proposals for a second drive-thru for another fast food operator just yards away on the same retail park.

Burger King has submitted an amended planning application to Kirklees Council , two years after permission was originally given for the fast food chain to build for a 295,000sq ft 24-hour drive-thru.

A report to council planners proposes only a few amendments to the original plan for the drive-thru, which will be built fronting Leeds Road on a site previously occupied by five terraced houses, which were demolished in 2010.

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The revised application on behalf of Burger King franchisee Karali Ltd seeks to change the layout to meet concerns about traffic queueing for the drive-thru tailing back onto Leeds Road. Instead of traffic entering the drive-thru directly from Leeds Road, the proposal is to provide a single point of access through the existing retail park car park.

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The second application is for a drive-thru and two shop units to be built partly on land formerly occupied by an Indian restaurant and part of an existing car park.

Bury-based RGP Architects have submitted design and access statements to support both applications.

Making a case for the Burger King restaurant, the original application said the drive-thru would create up to 50 jobs, including management positions and would increase the customer base for other traders on the retail park, which include Argos, Steples, Wren Kitchens, B&Q, Home Bargains and Maplin .

An occupant for the second drive-thru had not yet been identified.

But the report for that scheme said there were “key positive attributes” to the proposal – including providing greater choice for visitors to Leeds Road Retail Park and making a positive contribution to the local built and natural environment.

The design and access assessments said both restaurants will feature low-energy lighting and signs as well as high performance insulation. Building materials will be sustainable and labour will be sourced locally as far as practicable.

In the case of Burger King, it said approval of the plan could mean the restaurant being built before the end of this year.

The arrival of two new drive-thru restaurants will mean extra competition for fast food rivals McDonalds and KFC, which already have sites on Leeds Road.

Burger King dismayed its Huddersfield customers when it closed its under-perfoming King Street restaurant in October, 2013 – but delighted them by opening a new town centre outlet at the Packhorse Centre last November.