Work to build a new Starbucks in a Suffolk town has got underway. 

The new coffee-shop with drive-thru is being built off Weaver Meadow Close, in Hadleigh.

The new store is close to the A1071, with access from Ellen Aldous Avenue. 

The framework of the building has been put up as workers continue to build the new Starbucks. 

The coffee shop will span just under 200 square metres and create around 20 new jobs in the town. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Work taking place at new Starbucks in HadleighWork taking place at new Starbucks in Hadleigh (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Plans for the new store were approved by Babergh District Council in October 2023.

Hadleigh residents had previously raised concerns that the site's location, close to a busy roundabout, would cause traffic and parking problems for locals. 

They also expressed concern that the popular chain will take over customers from small independent cafés located around the town. 

Speaking previously, Councillor Helen Davies, the vice chair of the committee, explained the decision: “While we feel for the local residents, we cannot refuse a planning application unless there are strong defendable reasons for doing and unfortunately there weren’t in this case. “