Published: August 7, 2012
Costa Coffee unveils plans to open up in Burnham-On-Sea

A prominent shop in the heart of Burnham-On-Sea looks set to become a new Costa Coffee cafe later this year.

The coffee giant has submitted proposals to take over the premises previously occupied by the Sanders greengrocers shop in the High Street. first reported last October that the long-running greengrocer had closed. Owner Phil Payne blamed competition from supermarkets for its demise.

Sedgemoor District Council confirmed to on Tuesday that Costa's application is for a cafe with opening hours of 6.30am - 8pm.

The application will be considered by councillors over the coming weeks.

Costa hopes to open the new cafe this autumn if it wins approval. Several food retailers in Burnham have already expressed concerns that the store will have on their trade.


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