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Asda petrol station plan for old Bloxwich pub still on

By Tom Oakley | Bloxwich | News | Published:

Asda has vowed to redevelop an 'eyesore' pub – despite withdrawing proposals to transform the site

The entrance to Asda's Bloxwich superstore

The supermarket giant submitted plans for a petrol station on its existing car park and to demolish the closed Old Kings Arms pub in Bloxwich in January 2016.

It came to light this week that a planning application had been withdrawn from Walsall Council – leaving uncertainty over the site.

Despite this, the store has insisted it still plans to knock down the pub and build the petrol station on site.

An Asda spokesperson said: “We remain committed to upgrading this site and providing more choice for our Bloxwich customers when it comes to filling up.”

It is not known what the proposals for the new project will be and when an application will be submitted.

As part of the previous project, vacant land would have been be used to build a new parking area.

Developers initially revealed the Woodall Street plans in January 2016.

Councillor Kath Phillips, who says the area has become an 'eyesore' since the pub's closure 25 years ago, said she was delighted with the news.

"Everyone in the area will be delighted," she said. ""I shall give a month or so and follow it up again with Asda."

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email tom.oakley@expressandstar.co.uk or call 01902 319482.

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