In a move sure to be even more controversial than the opening of the new Tesco on Garratt Lane, GE friend Charlie has spied an application for what was the 'Refuel' site next to the station. It's from Starbucks.
There isn't much detail in the application as it seems the main change would be to remove the sheds at the back of the property and extend the existing building. The proposed floor plans are below (pavement to the right of the drawing).
The site will already be zoned for a cafe and from my quick read the extension seems fairly straightforward, so it will be difficult for the council to refuse on planning grounds. I suspect the residents of Earlsfield will have rather more to say on the matter.
If you want to comment on the application, you can do so online. We're lucky in Earlsfield that the high street supports so many independent cafes. If you think so too, make sure to keep giving them your custom, no matter the competition.
Read the GE reviews of Earlsfield's coffee offerings (part one) (part two).