Starbucks plan for fuel station

The Starbucks coffee shop being built at Scot Lane Service Station
The Starbucks coffee shop being built at Scot Lane Service Station

A POPULAR service station has entered its final week of trading ahead of a move to demolish it and make a new coffee shop.

The Scot Lane Service Station in Marsh Green is being redeveloped by owners Euro Garages to make way for a Starbucks drive-through coffee shop.

Plans show relocated filling stations pumps and canopy plus a new convenience store and a Starbucks restaurant / coffee bar with a drive-through facility.

The site will also include new landscaping to protect potential alfresco dining areas.

Euro Garages and Starbucks - which already has premises in Market Place - declined to comment.

A spokesman for the council, confirming the planning application, was unable to say which committee cycle it would fall under for eventual decision by councillors.

A spokesman said: “The application is still out to consultation.

“There has been no decision yet as it is still being discussed and may not go to committee, depending on whether it is eventually delegated for a decision by officers or for the planning committee.”

Starbucks opened their first coffee bar in 1971 and today the Seattle based company have more than 15,000 in 50 countries around the globe. The company’s swashbuckling name evokes the seafaring tradition of early coffee traders.

Since the opening of the Grand Arcade, the borough has seen an explosion of coffee shops springing up and it looks as if Scott Lane will be the next addition to the list.