Costa Coffee gets go-ahead in Fakenham

Costa Coffee official opening by Borough Mayor Barry Ayres who is joined by staff members LtoR, Fiona Dyke, Ben Collins, Jane Green (Store Manager), Jamie Shoesmith, Borough Mayor Cllr Barry Ayres, Phil Large (Assistant Manager),Alicja Malyszka, Shaun Jones ( Cambridge Store Manager)(he was helping out on launch day) ANL-140521-144810001
Costa Coffee official opening by Borough Mayor Barry Ayres who is joined by staff members LtoR, Fiona Dyke, Ben Collins, Jane Green (Store Manager), Jamie Shoesmith, Borough Mayor Cllr Barry Ayres, Phil Large (Assistant Manager),Alicja Malyszka, Shaun Jones ( Cambridge Store Manager)(he was helping out on launch day) ANL-140521-144810001
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Costa Coffee has been given the green light by the district council’s development committee to go ahead with its cafe plans in Fakenham.

Despite six objections about competition and the need for other types of businesses in the town, officials felt that the benefits outweighed any negativity.

The country’s biggest coffee chain had submitted plans to convert two empty premises on Bridge Street which formerly housed a video library and a florist.

A report to councillors had stated that: “While a number of coffee shops already exist in the town, it is considered that given the relatively small floorspace and the edge of town centre location, the proposal will not have a significantly detrimental impact upon the vitality of the town centre.

Costa Coffee reckons its popularity across the nation will attract more trade to the community.