Saddle Inn at Lea due to be demolished

Posted on - 2nd September, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Lea, Preston Council, Preston News, Pubs, Redevelopment, Roads
Saddle Inn, Lea. Pic: Google
Saddle Inn, Lea. Pic: Google

The Saddle Inn, Lea is due to be demolished and redeveloped into a new petrol station and drive-through coffee shop.


The planning application states that the development will be operated by Euro Garages.

An application to demolish the pub was sent in to Preston City Council last Tuesday (August 24) by Blackburn company EG Group; run by billionaire brothers Zuber and Mohsin Issa from the town.

Existing access to the west of the site off Sidgreaves Lane will be stopped up and a new access point is to be taken off a new road to the east of the site, which forms part of the local road network roads.

Access will connect to the new Preston Western Distributor Road.

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There will be four fuel pumps with 12 carparking spaces that will lie to the north of the petrol station, between the unit and the fuel pumps.

There will also be two cycle stands as well as two jet wash bays with air and water facilities, and four electric vehicle charging points.

The drive-through coffee shop will have an additional 27 carparking spaces and there will be a menu board and pre-menu board will be located to the south of the unit for the vehicles to read, before placing their orders.

Ten full-time and 25 part-time employees are proposed for the development.

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The petrol station is to be fronted with an attractive glazed window exterior, with grey fascia, capping and flashings and composite cladding panels and vertical panelling providing texture surrounding the glazing.

Additionally, the roof of the building is slightly angled, creating a contemporary design which fits into its surrounding context.

Similarly, the drive-through coffee shop building is fronted by a glazed exterior with stone grey rood and yard door trim.

The drive-through unit also features timber-style composite fascia panels and neutrally coloured cladding boards, whilst there exists an additional window to place orders at the side of the building

The agent for the plans is PWA Planning and it is not yet known when the plans will be discussed by the planning committee.

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