Coffee given final go-ahead to open in Burnham-On-Sea
plans to turn a town centre shop in Burnham-On-Sea into a new
Costa Coffee cafe have been granted final approval by Sedgemoor
District Council this week.
council's planning department has given consent to South West
Coffee Ltd to open a Costa Coffee franchise in the High Street
building previously occupied by Sanders greengrocers.
intends to open the new cafe this autumn and the new store will
have opening hours of 6.30am - 8pm.
recently reported that
several food retailers in the town are concerned that the new
cafe will hurt their trade and several called for more controls
to be introduced on limiting the number of cafes in Burnham.
only two formal objections were lodged with Sedgemoor District
Council - both relating to concerns about the impact of Costa
on the High Street's future.
and Highbridge Town Council gave the plans a thumbs-up, as we
and the district council also found no planning grounds to refuse
greengrocers closed last year, as we reported
here, and the property has been vacant ever since.