Planning permission granted for commerical units in Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent

Muller has owned the land in Sandyford, Staffordshire since 2006. A number of historic planning permissions have been gained for a number of uses (trade counter, showroom, etc.) but unfortunately end users weren’t forthcoming and the permissions expired.


Keen to make use of the land, which is in a highly prominent position, Muller submitted a retail planning application in June 2018 for a coffee drive-thru, convenience store and additional retail unit.

Detailed discussions were carried out during the consultation exercise, including gaining the support of the Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association, which resulted in an Officer’s recommendation for approval. The application subsequently gained planning approval.

Planning permission was granted for a coffee drive -thru, convenience store and additional retail unit in December that year.

We went to make further application to alter the convenience store and additional retail unit to four individual retail units and this was successful.

Works have commenced on site to construct the Costa Coffee drive thru. Tesco Express has officially signed up for the convenience store retail unit which is being progressed.