Costa Coffee coming to Bakewell
The initial planning application was rejected by the members of the Peak District National Park Authority in July amid concerns that the establishment would harm the town’s character and put jobs at risk
But an appeal was lodged by Costa immediately afterwards and the original decision has now been overturned.
Brian Hills, of Bakewell Antiques and Works of Art, said: “We have not given up hope and we will put together a petition and launch a full campaign to oppose Costa Coffee coming to town.”
For the full story and coverage of the meeting, see next week’s Matlock Mercury.