A petrol station on a busy road on the outskirts of Preston could be demolished to become a supermarket.Advertisement
The Texaco garage in Broughton, known as the Broughton Filling Station, is being eyed up by developers.
Completion of the Broughton Bypass in 2017 is due to see demand for fuel on the A6 fall as the number of motorists reduces through the crossroads.
The petrol station, near the Broughton Inn pub, would be converted into a two storey commercial unit.
Outline plans from Graham Anthony Associates state: “The applicant has recognised that the alterations to the surrounding highway network will significantly reduce the volume of traffic that passes the existing filling station. Evidently this will have notable negative implications for the existing business.
“However, looking at the scenario pragmatically the settlement of Broughton has expanded in recent years, and currently the existing service offer is limited.”
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Drawings show the mini-supermarket having 475 square metres of floor space and 63 parking spaces being created.
At this stage it is not known which supermarket chain is interested in the site.
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