A planning application has been submitted by ASDA to add a Petrol Station to the Kingsway site. The Planning application can be found on the City Council website (Link to Application). I am really keen to hear your views on this application because I personally have some concerns over it.
The plan is to add a fully automated, card pay only, pump system on the corner of the car park that is nearest to the Roundabout. (See this plan).
I seem to recall that when ASDA was first built, that the Petrol Station was written out because the site wasn’t considered big enough. At the time, there was discussion about potentially putting one in on a nearby site on the Kingsway Business Park.
On the plus side, I know many people would like to see an ASDA petrol station, and have a competitor to BP and Tesco, so that is a positive development and it could be that the potential downsides are outweighed by the positives of having the facility there. However, my gut feel is telling me that the traffic would increase, it is in the wrong position regarding pedestrian access (being on the corner to the rest of Kingsway) and also having a Fuel Storage container there wouldn’t be great if there is a problem.
What do you think? Please do either let me know, or respond directly to the City Council with your thoughts, both positive and otherwise.