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Consent has been granted, the site is at 437 Victoria Ave on the old site of Caroline’s Celtic, which burned down in 2013. It sold in Nov, 2020 for $770,000 according to realestate.co.nz.
The building consent was issued and paid for on August 11, and the council signed off resource consent for the store on August 26 a Whanganui District Council spokesperson said.
The site was sold in November 2020 for $770,000. Photo / Bevan Conley
The application included plans to carry out earthworks within the drip line of a protected London plane tree, as well as removing a smaller nearby tree to give access for cars into the site.
Here’s exactly what the application stated: “Restaurant Brands Limited seeks land-use consent to establish a Taco Bell ‘drive-through restaurant’ activity within a new building, and erect associated signage, on the site located at 437-441 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui,”
And here are some other deets: The plan is to build a single-storey Taco Bell store that has nine queuing spaces in the drive-through as well as 51 restaurant seats inside. There will also be an eight-metre high Taco Bell sign indicating the restaurant’s presence on Victoria Ave.