Plans have been unveiled to build a new filling station at a gateway into Preston.
The Brookfield Group, a property group which owns a number of garage sites, has submitted plans to build a new facility on the site of the existing BP filling station on New Hall Lane, Fishwick.
It wants to knock down the existing building and build a new sales shop and forecourt canopy.
In its application, it said: “The site is in need of development due to its untidy and dilapidated appearance,
“The accelerated deterioration and the nature of the physical content and infrastructure of the site which is old and, in comparison with modern standards, would be considered to be of a potential risk in environmental terms.”
The Brookfield Group has extended plans, approved by the council in 2008, due to “increasing expectations” of customers visiting the garage.
It added: “The average filling station is seeing an increase in customer volume of between 5% and 20% annually and, with this redevelopment, this site would be able to cope with such an increase.”
The development would also see it shut off access into the garage from neighbouring Tudor Avenue, install three jet wash bays, an automatic car washing and a cash machine.
There would be new underground storage tanks fitted under the forecourt and an LPG compound, providing ‘green’ fuel for vehicles.
It bought the site in 2004 and rebranded it from a Mobil station, it confirmed it would continue to operate it as a BP station.