PLANS to open a Starbucks cafe and drive-thru have taken another step forward.

Dandara Ltd has been given consent to install signs and menu boards on the proposed site - a car park off Eddystone Road, Calmore.

The main application was approved by New Forest District Council in April last year.

Now the authority has supported a proposal submitted under advertisement consent regulations.

A report to councillors said: "The proposed advertisements would be generally modest in size and muted in colour.

"Given the position of the proposed advertisements on and around the approved building, and being within a car park in an otherwise industrial estate locality, it is considered they would not have an unacceptable impact on the local amenity."