OXFORD may two new coffee drive-thrus after coffee giant Costa submitted plans for a new development at Headington Retail Park.

If planning permission is granted the proposal would involve the construction of a Costa Coffee café and drive-thru at the southern section of the existing car park at the retail park at Horspath Driftway.

It follows the announcement of further plans for Botley's Seacourt Tower Retail Park which will also feature its own Costa.

The Headington proposal includes two dedicated disabled car spaces and ten cycle spaces, as well as two customer parking spaces for people waiting for their order.

The café would include in-store seating and as there will be no hot food sold there will be no kitchen or extraction facilities as part of the application.

Property consultants Colliers International said of the plans: “The proposed use will further enhance the offer of the retail park, creating new jobs and making more efficient use of an existing brownfield site.

“The unit will serve the existing trade of the retail park and provide a café and drive thru offer for the local area.

“The impact of the proposals on the highways network has been shown to be acceptable.

“In addition, the loss of existing car parking spaces is justified and the level of proposed car parking and cycle parking provided is appropriate.

“The building is of a high quality sustainable design and additional landscaping will also deliver aesthetic improvements to the area.”

Oxford City Council will determine the proposal at a later date.