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New drive-thru Starbucks to replace old petrol station in Derbyshire

International coffee chain Starbucks has had plans approved for a new branch on the site of an old petrol station in a Derbyshire town.

The site on Meltham Lane, Chesterfield, has sat vacant for a number of years and will be the third Starbucks café in the area.

The new development will provide parking for 20 vehicles, as well as two disabled bays.

Cycle storage for five bicycles is also proposed, as well as one electronic vehicle charging point, with the capacity to add more in the future.

It is expected the new branch will create 25 new jobs.

The site is owned by Arnold Clark automobiles and has been empty, since Tesco relocated it’s main Chesterfield store to Lockoford Lane more than a decade ago.

The new Starbucks outlet will be situated next to the A61.

A statement from the applicant which sits alongside the planning documents said: “The proposals will provide new retail and leisure facilities in the local area and contribute to sustainable economic growth.”

Councillor Dean Collins, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for economic growth, said: “The development of these new business premises is welcome news, it regenerates a disused site, will create more jobs for local people and provides another facility for local residents to enjoy.

“I wish them every success in bringing this development forward.”

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