ONE of the first Starbucks drive-throughs in the country could be coming to Ross-on-Wye.

There are currently only three such restaurants in the UK and now petrol forecourt giant Euro Garages wants to build another one at the BP Ross Spur service station on the A449.

As well as a Starbucks, the company has also submitted plans for a drivethrough Burger King.

If Herefordshire Council agrees to the proposals, then the drive-throughs will be built on the site of a vacant restaurant that has not been in use for two years.

As well as a petrol forecourt, the site also currently has a Spar convenience store.

A total of 40 jobs will be created on a full-time and part-time basis, with the restaurants being open from 6am to 11pm every day of the week, should the plans be approved.

Fifty-five car park and four disability spaces also form part of the application.

Lauren Sibley, spokesman for Euro Garages, said that the company believes that Ross Spur is the perfect site to have the drive-through restaurants.

“There is already a BP petrol forecourt there and the drive-throughs will be adding to the site,” she said.

“We want to add to the local community and for it not just to be about petrol.

The drive-thoughs will bring added value.”

Anyone wishing to comment on the application must write to Herefordshire Council’s planning department by Monday.