A Derby Costa Coffee will get its own drive-thru, creating up to 20 jobs.
Meteor SARL, which owns the Meteor Centre, has been granted permission by Derby City Council to create the drive-thru at the outlet on part of the car park.
According to the plans, the venture will create the equivalent of 20 full-time jobs. Once open, it will trade from 5am to 11pm, seven days a week.
In granting permission, city council planners said: “The proposals are considered to be acceptable in terms of their impact on highway safety and parking issues, land contamination and flood risk matters, and would be visually acceptable given the context of the surrounding retail park.”
A separate application was lodged to revamp the retail units at the Meteor Centre
The Meteor Centre, which has 12 retail outlets, plus a McDonald’s, KFC and an Aldi, is home to a number of big-name retailers. These include B&M Bargains, The Range, Bensons for Beds, DFS and Pets at Home.
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At the same time, a separate application submitted to the city council to revamp some of the vacant retail units has also been approved.
The revamp plans focus on Units 1, 2 and 2A at the park – two of which are currently vacant. Part of the application involves creating an additional unit, Unit 2B and adding 10,000 sq ft of floor space.
In planning documents submitted by Urban Edge Architecture, on behalf of the retail park’s owner Meteor SARL, it said that tenants for the revamped units tenants were “currently unconfirmed”.
Source: Derby Telegraph