Plans for a third petrol station in Louth WILL go ahead, company confirms

A computer-generated image showing how the new petrol station might look.
A computer-generated image showing how the new petrol station might look.

Louth will still have a third petrol station built after a company planning to build one confirmed it still intended to press ahead.

Plans for a new BP petrol station in Bolingbroke Road on the Fairfield Industrial Estate had been given planning approval by East Lindsey District Council in December 2010, but little has been heard since.

But this week the applicant, Blakemore Property Ltd and Glade Garland Ltd, told the Leader it did still intend to build the £2.5 million petrol station and hoped to start work later this year.

Property development director Alastair Haigh said: “We still intend to complete this project and plan to commence work later this year.

“Once we have a firm program of works and agreed start date, we will share this information.”

Mr Haigh did say however that the plans for a BP branded petrol station ‘could well now change’, possibly opening the door for another fuel operator to take up the site.

“Nothing is agreed at present and will be decided closer to the launch date,” he said.

The plans did include additional amenities such as a car wash, hotel and a pub with a restaurant and car park, but they were postponed ‘due to the economic climate’.

Louth currently has two petrol stations, one in Grimsby Road and another in Newmarket.