Plans for a drive through Starbucks on the site of a Tesco car park are moving forward.

The proposals for the site in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, were first submitted to the Eastbourne Borough Council in 2021.

They were refused at the end of that year after significant objection from residents who had raised concerns about noise disturbance and the impact of further traffic on the road system. 

But, last summer they were given the green light by the planning inspector at appeal.

The Argus: Plans for drive through signage have been submittedPlans for drive through signage have been submitted (Image: Eastbourne Borough Council)

In the original plans, the click-and-collect facility and recycling area will be moved from the car park to make way for a drive-through Starbucks to be built.

Now, plans for the signage, menu boards and other equipment needed for the drive-through have been submitted. 

Nearby residents and businesses are being consulted and have until Thursday, February 1, to comment on the application. 

The council plans to make a decision on Friday, March 1. 

The new buildings will mean the car park will be reduced in capacity from 545 bays to 487.

There will be 34 car parking spaces within the development including three disabled bays, four waiting bays, four electric vehicle charging spaces – along with infrastructure to be provided for an additional four spaces – and eight cycle spaces.