Plans submitted for 24-hour petrol station close to popular Doncaster park

A plan has been submitted which could result in a 24-hour petrol station and convenience store being built close to a popular Doncaster park.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 5:00 pm
The proposed site of a new 24 hour petrol station, across from Sandal Park

Doncaster Council’s planning team has received a proposal to build on green space between Shaw Lane roundabout and JD Gyms on Ogden Way in Wheatley – across from Sandall Park.

Applicant Euro Garage Ltd, who run hundreds of petrol stations and associated retail stores across the UK, have included 44 car parking spots, petrol pumps and access roads in their plans as seen by council officers.

The applicant has also told the council the development will bring about five full-time and 25 part-time jobs.

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The proposed site for a new 24 hour petrol station

If approved, it will be the second Euro Garage site in Doncaster following Esso and Spar store on York Road in Scawsby.

The plan was listed at the end of March and as of publication, no objections have yet been received.

Euro Garages instructed third party organisations to carry out ground tests, ecology and transport studies from as early as 2019 but no decision has been made on the plans.

In their transport assessment, they said during the busiest peak hours, there would be 27 ‘new two-way trips associated with the development proposals’, the majority of which being diverted from the Shaw Lane Roundabout.

They added the location and extra traffic would have ‘negligible impact’ at the roundabout and ‘would not lead to a severe impact’ on safety of the highway network.

Four trees are set to be removed but the applicant has indicated that nine new ones will be planted and hedgerows will be also installed around the perimeter of the site.

DMBC environmental health officer Tim Simpson said he was happy with the layout and location when asked about potential harm to residents.

He said: “The site is located in a predominantly commercial area, with retail and a drive-thru restaurant nearby.

“It is surrounded by retail and roads, including a very busy roundabout serving major road networks. The nearest residential properties are over 100 metres away.

“There appears to be adequate provision for waste storage, and the delivery bay area – which has potential to be at noise sensitive tines and noisy – is located a significant distance from the residential side of the site.

“Due to the site location and layout, I do not envisage adverse impact being caused to any sensitive receptor, should the application be granted.”

A spokesman for Euro Garages said: “The proposed development will have a significant positive economic impact whilst providing a beneficial motorist orientated development that would support the needs of motorists.

“The proposal accordingly represents sustainable development in terms of the National Planning Policy Framework.”

The application is likely to be decided by Doncaster Council’s planning committee later this year.

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