A Starbucks coffee shop could be coming to Great Harwood, after plans were submitted to the council.

The American coffee chain wants to open a new drive-thru site in Heys Lane.

The applicant, Camerson Midlands Limited, submitted the plans at the start of January. They are still being considered by Hyndburn Council, with the public consultation on the application having closed earlier this week. 

In the application, it states the applicant has “identified a requirement for representation within the Great Harwood area” for Starbucks and agreed to occupy the site in accordance with planning permission requirements.

If plans are approved, the site will have 40 parking spaces including two disabled spots in addition to cycle parking. It will be adjacent to the Aldi supermarket.

The new site, if approved, will be built on an element of vacant, brownfield land which is not currently being used.

The application said: “The proposed development will secure the long-term positive economic use of redundant brownfield land at the site and generate a significant number of local employment opportunities in addition to providing high wattage EV charging points for which there is a need within Great Harwood.”

The proposed development would create 20 new jobs for the area.

Starbucks said it has “no updates” to share about the proposed Great Harwood site.

A spokesperson for the chain said: “We are always looking for new locations and opportunities to bring the Starbucks Experience to customers in the UK, but at this time we have no updates to share about plans in Great Harwood.”

Last year Starbucks reported record revenue in its fourth quarter as it improved sales and efficiency at its existing stores and opened hundreds of new ones.

Revenue for the July-September period rose 11 per cent to $9.4 billion (£7.7 billion). That surpassed Wall Street’s expectation of $9.3bn (£7.6bn), according to analysts polled by FactSet.

The Seattle coffee giant opened 816 net new stores in the quarter, ending its fiscal year with more than 38,000 stores worldwide.

This includes two existing sites in Blackburn, one in Rising Bridge, three in Burnley, one in Barrow, and one in Ramsbottom.