STARBUCKS is coming to Batley – and its new premises will be open all night.
The coffee giant has been given the green light by Kirklees Council to build a 24-hour outlet next to the Zucchini’s restaurant on Bradford Road.
The proposed site is on the car park of the former Frontier nightclub, which is now a busy JD Gym. Plans submitted to the council show that about half of the current car parking spaces for the gym and restaurant would be lost.
It is believed that in order to cope with the reduction in space, landlords may re-open an overflow car park to the rear of the gym, on the other side of Batley Beck.
A spokesman for Zucchini’s Italian restaurant said the addition of a Starbucks would be “great” for the town, but admitted that the loss of parking spaces could become an issue.
No complaints were received from nearby residents or businesses to the plans and the application says five full-time and 15 part-time jobs will be created.
Conditional full permission was granted by officers last week.
North Kirklees currently has three Starbucks outlets, two of which are on the edges of the borough near the M62 at Cleckheaton and Birstall. The fourth is at Mirfield, off the A62.