Motorists will be able to take a break from the daily grind if a plan to build a new drive-thru Costa Coffee receives planning permission.

Lincolnshire Co-op is applying for planning permission from the City of Lincoln Council to build the drive-thru and coffee shop facility on a site on the corner of Wragby Road and Outer Circle Road in Lincoln. The land was home to a pub building, which closed for trading in 2009 and was demolished in 2014.

Currently, there are two entrances to the site. Under these plans, the entrance closest to the junction would be removed and site access would come from a widened entrance further along Wragby Road.

The car park at the site, which also serves three other commercial units on Wragby Road, would be relaid and reconfigured to provide 48 spaces.

Costa Coffee also runs a popular outlet within the nearby Carlton Centre retail centre – this would continue to trade when the drive-thru opened.

James Butcher, from Lincolnshire Co-op’s Managing Agents Banks Long and Co, said: “This proposed scheme would bring an empty site back into use and give people in Lincoln the benefit of the first Costa Coffee drive-thru in the city.

“It’s a prominent site which has stood empty for some time and its location on the corner of two busy roads means a service like a drive-thru would prove popular.”