A DRIVE-THRU coffee shop could be coming to Asda in Penryn.

An application has been made by Blackburn-based Euro Garages Limited for the coffee shop, which will almost certainly be a Starbucks.

Euro Garages, who describe themselves as "one of the largest independent forecourt and roadside convenience operators", will develop and operate the proposed development as a franchise licensee.

In 2019 the company partnered with Asda Stores Ltd to deliver an "enhanced customer experience" at 30 sites.

Its submission letter states: "The coffee shop comprises a corporate modern design that has been roleld out nationally incorporating use of glazing, beige and wood cladding.

The drive thru coffee shop is supported by a multi-national brand that requires a corporate design which is intended to be recognised by customers, it is therefore of a fixed but accepted design."

A spokesman from Euro Garages told the Packet that he was "99 per cent sure" it would be Starbucks.

Access to the site will be gained from within the Asda car park. The development would result in the loss of some car parking spaces, which would be on the left hand side as motorists turn in from the second roundabout.

Euro Garages operates in excess of 400 petrol stations and roadside services across the UK, none of which are located within a town centre.

The letter adds: "It is a common misconception that roadside services are intended only to provide fuel for motorists. Roadside services also provide for the welfare and safety of motorist and must include provision of resting, food, toilet breaks, fuel and air etc."

The application was validated on January 23 and was discussed on Monday evening by Penryn Town Council's planning committee, who raised no objections to the proposal.

The deadline for their response to Cornwall Council is February 27.

March 19 is the deadline for Cornwall Council to discuss the proposal.