Northampton is set to get another branch of the popular coffee chain, Starbucks, alongside sandwich store, Subway, and Evans Cycles.
Plans for the site close to Sainsbury’s, in Weedon Road, near Sixfields, were initially submitted in February.
And the proposal was given the go-ahead by Northampton Borough Council last week.
In a report on the proposals, council planning officer, Gareth Jones, said the development would not harm the town centre.
Commenting on the plans for a cycle shop, he said: “The proposal is acceptable due to the absence of any other preferable sites suitable for the proposed sale of cycles.”
Commenting on the wider scheme, he added: “The development would represent an improvement on the current site.”
The site is currently occupied by a tile shop and a car sales forecourt, and was formerly a BP filling station.
In their application for the development, the developers called the current site “mundane,” and said it needed improving. Richard Anderson, for Nottingham-based applicants, The MRP Fund, said: “As a prominent site on a major arterial route into Northampton, the site would benefit from redevelopment.”
Once the development is completed, it will include 36 car parking spaces and cycle racks for 12 bikes.