A £1.5m project to open a Greggs drive-thru cafe has taken its next step with signage proposals for the new eatery lodged with Inverclyde Council. 

Plans to add a range of advertisements and signs to the under-construction building on Rue End Street have been submitted for local authority approval. 

The application seeks permission to add welcome and thank you signs, as well as four external digital screens and two internal displays.

Approval is also sought for a totem sign and waiting bay signs. 

Construction work for the new hot food and drink unit has been taking place on the corner of Rue End Street and Cartsburn Street since the start of the summer, with bosses hopeful that the new outlet can open next year. 

Developers Dalglen Ltd, an investment vehicle owned by billionaire brothers Sandy and James Easdale, had plans for a drive-through coffee shop on the site approved in October 2021. 

The development area was purchased from Scottish Enterprise in 2018.