APPROVAL Urged For Alexandra Parade Drive-Thru Starbucks Despite Objections

21 January, 2021 | Food and Drink

CITY planners are recommending that Glasgow councillors give the go-ahead for a drive-thru Starbucks coffee shop on Alexandra Parade.

The council’s planning committee is due to consider the proposal next week.

The drive-thru would be developed in the grounds of the 24-hour BP filling station between Craigpark and Lloyd Street, and would include an external seating area.

Thirteen objections have been made, including from Dennistoun Community Council and local councillors.

Concerns include increased traffic, litter, over-provision of coffee shops, inappropriate opening hours, and encouraging car use during the climate emergency.

However, in a report to be considered by councillors, officials state that the development complies with planning policies and should be approved.

A condition limiting opening hours to 7am until 10pm, Monday to Saturday, and 8am until 10pm on Sundays, would be inmposed.

A statement submitted on behalf of the applicant Motor Fuel Group states: “The site will be a prominent, modern and attractive addition to Alexandra Parade.

“It makes best use of an existing brownfield and part-vacant site, bringing it into an economically-productive and appropriate use.”

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