COSTA Coffee has confirmed the opening of a drive-through shop at the Portfield Retail Park in Chichester next month.

Amendments to the initial application approved by Chichester District Council in 2018 were agreed last month.

It will be the first Costa outlet of its kind in Sussex and is to be built on part of the existing car park area for the neighbouring McDonalds and Pizza Hut.

Likely opening hours will be from 5.30am to 10.30pm, seven days a week and the 1800sqft unit is to have both internal and external seating areas.

Costa said it would “complement the city centre stores”.