Posted: Thu 25th Mar 2021

Plans to build new drive-thru coffee shop with electric chargers for cars next to Chirk McDonalds for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

A new drive-thru coffee shop could soon be built near a fast food restaurant near Chirk.

Outlin plans have been submitted to Wrexham Council seeking approval for the development, which also includes an electric vehicle charging area, off the Halton Roundabout.

If approved the coffee shop will be built on land adjacent to the existing drive-thru McDonalds, creating two full-time roles and 10 part-time roles.

The application says the site has been selected due to its location.
In their submission the applicants say that the new plans has been put forward due to the expected increase in electric vehicles over the next few year.

The design and access statement continues onto say that if approved the development will “allow visitors use of electric charging parking space with the option of visiting a drive thru and sit in coffee shop to use as a workspace or relaxing area while cars are being charged.”

The lack of charging points in the area is also highlighted, with the proposals claiming “The closest electric vehicle charging point is Cefn Mawr (6 miles away) or Ellesmere (10 miles away) These sites only have a couple of charging points and no option of a café or work space to wait while users charge their cars. This clearly shows the lack of availability of this certain use within this area.”

The applicants add: “The proposal is an economic development that is supported by both local and national policy; it amounts to sustainable development that will improve the economic resilience of this area.”

“The Retail Park location in with the overarching national and local retail planning policies, and will not have any detrimental impact on the immediate surroundings.”

“The proposal is of an appropriate location, scale and type so as not to be detrimental to the amenities of any nearby existing residential properties.

“This proposal has significant merit, fits within the policies of the development plan and national planning guidance, and it is respectfully requested that the submitted planning application be approved.

The plans will be considered for approval at a later date.

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