Shropshire Star

Drive-thru Costa planned after supermarket site attracts no interest as petrol station

A drive-thru coffee shop could be built next to a supermarket instead of a petrol station after no fuel companies were interested in the site.

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The drive-thru is planned for the Sainsbury's at Rocks Green in Ludlow.

Blackfriars Developments has applied to Shropshire Council for permission to build a drive-thru Costa Coffee next to the Rocks Green Sainsbury's on the outskirts of Ludlow.

In 2017 planners granted approval for the supermarket and a filling station.

But, a planning statement from WSP, on behalf of Blackfriars Developments, has confirmed the owners now want to replace the petrol station with a coffee shop.

They said there has been no interest in taking the site on as a petrol station.

The statement says: "Since the opening of the Sainsbury’s there has not been any demand for a petrol filling station in this location.

"This might be because of the opening of the Applegreen petrol filling station a few years ago at Broomfield Road.

"The lack of interest in the petrol filling station has led to the parcel of land being underutilised.