Starbucks sign. Picture: Elliott Brown
Starbucks sign. Picture: Elliott Brown

Plans have been submitted to build a drive-thru coffee shop in Burntwood.

Starbucks is hoping to move on to land off Milestone Way in the town.

The site is part of the so-called ‘blue hoardings’ area which has proven controversial in recent months after plans were put forward to build housing on the majority of the site.

Councillors had argued the land had been long-earmarked as part of a new town centre.

The new coffee shop – if approved – would also go onto the site alongside the proposed housing.

A planning statement said:

“The application site – known as the blue hoarding site – lies adjacent to the recently consented KFC drive-thru restaurant/takeaway on the corner of the site.

“The proposals will ensure the reuse of part of a previously developed site with an appropriate use and will provide up to 40 full and part time jobs, of which 70% of the jobs would be part time.”

Planning statement

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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7 Comments

  1. Looking forward to all the people who oppose houses being built on this site now also now opposing a multi national retailer building on this site. We have more than our fair share of our of touch NIMBY’s. Nothing will be good enough for them unless it’s an eco friendly organic farmers market paying local people to give away free vegetables grown in allotments no more than 3 miles away.

  2. Tad too many Coffee outlets already, and a Tad too many Characterless Dolls Houses..Burntwood may have Town Status but it is stuck in a time warp, without a beating heart, and has been for decades. Not sure what the population is but must be getting on for 30,000….GP,s registers full. School places overflowing. Nearest A&E hospital 15 miles away. Infrastructure is non existent. Yeh! let’s build another Coffee Outlet and increase the population by building more houses……

  3. We already have a drive through Mc D, and a Costa. What happened to the plans for a Cinema, Bowling Alley and live music venue.

  4. Andy C – Bowling Alley are you serious? It’s not 1991 anymore. Nobody goes bowling these days. And as for cinema – it’s called Netflix and HD TVs. Multi plex cinemas are old hat.

  5. Gary vinegar, you are out of touch, the bowling alley in Tamworth is always busy and seeing a film on a big screen is better than sat at home watching a tele plus while out watching a film you can have a meal out, so bring a cinema, bowling alley and a restaurant.

  6. I think we all need to pause. As someone told me once: “Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don’t sit around and call each other names. If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along – whether it be business, family relations, planned developments in your town or life itself.”

  7. Sophia x, exactly right, it’s a pity the government and local councils don’t work on that principle. The people who just dump their old Mac, D cartons , are the ones that will want a drive thru. A new one of these is just what we need , no new shops or doctors and dentists, a new litter site, yeah!

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