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Drive thru Costa plans for Plas Coch Retail Park recommended for approval

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Sep 24th, 2018.

Plans to build a drive thru coffee shop on a town centre retail park look set to be approved.

Members of Wrexham Council’s planning committee will next week discuss an application lodged earlier this year to put a drive thru Costa Coffee kiosk on Plas Coch Retail Park.

The plans have been recommended for approval by the council’s head of environment and planning, with just one complaint issued over concerns about pollution and traffic congestion.

Proposals for the development were submitted in May, with the coffee shop itself planned to be located on car parking space located at the front of DW Sports and Frankie & Benny’s. This would result in the loss of 24 parking spaces from the retail park.

If the application is approved it is estimated that 20 jobs would be created for the area.

In his report due before councillors, the head of environment and planning says the application is “intended to enhance the existing facilities within the retail park and service existing users of the site.”

He concludes: “The proposed development is acceptable in terms of scale and design, and adequate onsite parking has been provided together with safe and satisfactory vehicular and pedestrian access.

“The development of the site would not be detrimental to residential or visual amenities and I recommend accordingly.”

The application is amongst several for the Plas Coch Retail Park in recent months – with councillors recently backing plans to build a 24 bedroom lodge at the Plas Coch restaurant. Work is also underway extending the Aldi supermarket.

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