A11 Starbucks opening delayed

The Thetford Services East on the A11. Picture: Google

The Thetford Services East on the A11. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

The opening of a coffee shop on the A11 has been delayed after plans were withdrawn.

The proposal to build a Starbucks coffee shop, restaurant and drive-thru at Thetford service station east, on the A11, has been approved by Breckland Council. Motor Fuel Limited has submitted new plans with alterations on December 24 2019 with a finalised plan on February 2 this year.

It was believed to be a Costa coffee due to previous planning documents describing the building has being a mix of white and western red. But new site plans reveal the restaurant to be a Starbucks. Despite the new application the firm has withdrawn its current bid.

Currently the site has a BP petrol station, Greggs and Stone Willy's Kitchen.

Plans on the council's website show that two disabled parking bays and electric charging points would be installed.


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The A11 south bound has two Starbucks, one at Attleborough and another at the recently opened Snetterton service station.

Motor Fuel Limited were contacted for comment.

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