Costa drive-thru plan off A27

Costa Coffee plans to open a drive-thru facility on a retail park off the A27 at Chichester.

News. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150807-174846001
News. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150807-174846001

The drive-thru would be at the eastern end of the Chichester Bypass, next to Portfield roundabout.

Portfield Retail Park already has a Pizza Hut and a McDonalds and the new Costa facility would be built in part of the car park.

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Plans submitted to Chichester District Council this week state opening hours would most likely be from 5.30am to 10.30pm seven days a week at the 1,800sqft shop, which would have an outside seating area for customers and an ‘internal seating element’.

In the application, developers said the drive-thru would increase choice in the area, and would complement the chain’s existing Chichester shops.

It read: “The proposed drive-thru unit will complement the city centre stores, as customers visiting the city centre are unlikely to break their shopping

trip in order to visit a drive-thru unit, given the availability of other coffee shops in the centre.”

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