New 24-hour Walsall garage plans approved by council

By Gurdip Thandi | Walsall | News | Published:

Plans to continue work on a new 24-hour filling station have been rubber-stamped.

Work has already started on the new development

Work has already started on building Walsall's new County Bridge Service Station in Wolverhampton Road West, after approval was granted in 2016.

But applicants EuroGarages Ltd amended plans to change the size and design of the shop building on site.

Walsall Council planning officers granted permission for the changes to enable the development to continue.

Work includes the demolition of the existing forecourt and sales building, which will be replaced with new facilities including a shop and toilet.

Underground storage tanks will be decommissioned and removed before being replaced with upgraded ones.

The forecourt will also feature 13 allocated car parking spaces and two electric charging points, while the workforce will double to 14.

A design and access statement said: “The principle of a 24-hour petrol filling station has already been agreed on this site through granting of consent for the 2016 scheme.

“The forecourt shop, used in conjunction and association with the petrol station use, is confirmed as being justified in terms of planning terms.

“There will be no demonstrable harm to neighbouring amenities, visual amenity or highway safety.

“In addition, the proposed development will also result in significant planning benefits in terms of job creation, visual amenity, enhanced roadside facilities for motorists and improvements to operational efficiency of the site and traffic circulation.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.

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