A well-known coffee chain is set to open a new branch on the outskirts of Norwich.

Costa has lodged plans for a drive-through unit at Hall Road Retail Park, including indoor and outdoor seating for customers. 

The brand already has a cafe nearby, next to the Asda store on the opposite side of Sandy Lane, and has not confirmed whether the new outlet would result in its closure.

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Norwich Evening News: The existing Costa in Hall RoadThe existing Costa in Hall Road (Image: Google Maps)The proposals, submitted to Norwich City Council, would see the new unit built in an existing section of the car park near Home Bargains and the Food Warehouse. 

This would result in the loss of 41 parking bays at the retail park. 

The new Costa would be open from 5am until 11pm, seven days a week, and is expected to employ nine full-time members of staff. 

Officials at Norwich City Council will decide whether to approve the application in due course.