March 4, 2022 6.00 am

Starbucks drive-thru coming to Scunthorpe Kingsway

Starbucks and new shops set for approval

By Local Democracy Reporter

A Starbucks drive-thru and two new shops are set to get approval for a new site on the Kingsway.

Plans were submitted last year for the coffee shop and the shops, which are understood to be a Co-op and a Cooplands.

They would be located off the roundabout between Scunthorpe’s Kingsway and Queensway.

Council officers have recommended giving the green light, despite more than 100 objections being received.

Many of them complain about the potential for increased traffic on the main junction.

One local resident described the plans as ‘ludicrous’ in her objection, adding: “Why anyone would think that a drive-through would be a good idea on a main busy road in a residential area is beyond me.”

Another said: “The junction onto Ashby Road is already busy and this development will cause major backlogs of traffic on both roads.”

A local resident said: “Access on and off the site would make residents’ lives  awful.

“If the site was to be used by a café with on site parking that wouldn’t be too bad, but this will have a high traffic element which will add problems unneeded.”

Some objectors also said that it would take business away from Brumby Corner.

A council report shows that the applicant, Almscliffe Dhesi Developments, has agreed to pay for the refurbishment of traffic lights on Ashby Road to deal with increased traffic.

There have also been five letters from people backing the scheme, who say local residents, college students and Central Park users would benefit from convenience shops.

One said: “Traffic congestion is minimal and non existent at other times during the day. Constant trade from the proposed units surely can’t make that much difference.”

The proposed site off Lloyds Avenue used to be the site of the Kingsway House until it was demolished in 2010.

It would also include a proposed car park with 45 spaces and 16 cycle spaces.

The plans will go before North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee on Wednesday, March 9.