Burger King and Costa drive-throughs could be coming to Southam Road


Plans have been submitted to build on the site currently used by CAR Motor Services

New Burger King and Costa Coffee drive-through restaurants could be coming to the Southam Road in Banbury if planning decision makers give permission for the scheme to go ahead.

An application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council by Fretwell Investment Ltd to demolish the building currently occupied by CAR Motor Services and their neighbouring car wash company.  

In its place would be built “two drive through restaurants”.   An accompanying map and note of sustainability identify the proposed brands as Costa and Burger King.

The premises were originally built as a motor vehicle repair garage and car showroom.   Planning permission to use part of the premises for a car wash was granted in 2013.   The applicant notes in their submission: “The form of buildings and the nature of the current uses present a run-down appearance on Southam Road, which is a principal arterial route into the town.”

Plans for the land identify a new entry point from the Southam Road with vehicles then able to drive around two new buildings.   A number of parking spaces would also be provided.

Banbury currently has four Costa outlets, located in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, on the Banbury Cross Retail Park, within Next at the Gateway retail park and at Ermont Way.   Currently there is no Burger King presence in town, with the outlet outside the shopping centre in the Market Place having recently closed.   Previously Burger King had been based on the Banbury Cross Retail Park in the building currently occupied by KFC and prior to that on Banbury High Street close to the Marlborough Road junction.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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