A NEW out-of-town-style branch of a worldwide coffee shop brand is set to open in a Hampshire town – but residents don’t want it.

Residents of Wallington have expressed their anger at Costa Coffee’s plans to open an out-of-town outlet at Broadcut Retail Park, in Fareham creating up to 25 new jobs.

Under the proposals, the chain proposes to open the outlet from 6am until 8pm on Monday to Friday and from 8am until 6pm at weekends.

The plans will also include an outdoor seating area and will feature 14 tables, 28 chairs and two fixed jumbrellas and would join Sainsburys, Staples, Dreams and an adjoining petrol station and car wash.

Celia Merry, of North Wallington, said: “This new proposed Costa Coffee will be seen from many of the North Wallington houses and all who cross the Wallington bridge.

“Additional disturbance will also be created from out of hours deliveries and light pollution from the signage.“Sainsbury’s has a coffee shop and cafe and their garage already sells Costa Coffee.“In my opinion, this proposed Costa Coffee is out of character with the surrounding area.”

Nadine Atkins, of Portchester Road, added: “This will create increased delivery traffic and create even more pollution from Broadcut Retail Park

“We certainly don’t need another Costa here, they should go and offer their latte services elsewhere.”

Currently, the chain has existing outlets at Fareham Shopping Centre and on Newgate Lane in Fareham.

A planning statement from Walsingham on behalf of Costa, said: “The proposal would support the function of Broadcut Retail Park by providing an ancillary service for shoppers and would be suitable in all other respects.”

Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council, added: “I welcome it and the 25 new jobs and I am sure that it will be well used.

“It is also a good location because there are a lot of employees at Broadcut retail park that could use it.”

A spokesperson for the chain added: “As the UK’s favourite coffee shop and one of the success stories on the UK high street, we work closely with planning departments across the country to open new stores for the benefit of their local communities, creating new jobs and providing attractive and popular social meeting places.”