New Starbucks drive-thru for Birmingham

Coffee chain Starbucks has brought forward new plans to open a drive-thru café in Northfield on the southern outskirts of Birmingham.

Starbucks has submitted an application with Birmingham City Council to open the venue on undeveloped land in Sir Herbert Austin Way, Northfield. It would be opposite Sainsbury's, and create 15 full-time and 15 part-time jobs.

There have been concerns raised about traffic and noise, but consultation is now under way with residents, councillors and Northfield MP Richard Burden, with comments invited until 17 March.

The first drive-thru coffee shop in Birmingham was Costa Coffee, which opened in Edgbaston in 2014.

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