Costa hoping to build drive-thru coffee shop in Lichfield

Plans have been submitted for a drive-thru Costa in Lichfield.

One of Costa's current drive-thru coffee shops

One of Costa’s current drive-thru coffee shops

The café would be built on land near the site of the McDonald’s and Holiday Inn at Wall Island.

As well as the single storey building at the southern end of the Lichfield South site, developers also hope to add nine car parking spaces.

A statement supporting the application said the building would be designed to be as environmentally-friendly as possible.

“The concept is for a modest building of crisp contemporary design,” it said.

“The building is designed to be very energy efficient in order to minimise the environmental footprint. It also incorporates very robust materials with a long life span, a high percentage of
which are end of life recyclable.”

People can comment on and view the full details of the proposals on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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  1. Mike

    29th October, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    This will mean more discarded cups etc at the side of the local lanes. We have enough Mcdonald rubbish with out adding more

  2. Richard

    29th October, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I agree. Every couple of days McDonalds bags are slung out of car windows down the lanes. Burntwood is particularly bad. This is getting too much now along with the hundreds of beer cans in the hedgerows. It’s like a third world country

  3. Sabcat

    30th October, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    You can always tell when you’re in the third world, all the beer cans and McDonald’s packaging.

  4. Thornton

    30th October, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I agree, no wonder the Ethiopeans were so malnourished eating McDonald’s all the time.