Petrol Station for ASDA in Kingsway? What do you think?

Published On November 24, 2014 » 3446 Views» Gloucestershire County Council, Kingsway, Politics

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.

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6 Responses to Petrol Station for ASDA in Kingsway? What do you think?

  1. Andrew Phelps says:

    Excellent idea I don’t know why they didn’t do it to begin with. Anybody living in kingsway has to either go into Quedgeley or up the Bristol road to get petrol, unless you want to pay a lot at the hard wick roundabout. The sooner they build a petrol station on kingsway the better!

  2. Morwenna says:

    I think this will be wrong. The car park is often very full and if they loose space to petrol pumps this might have the effect of customers trying to park elsewhere such as the land behind by the small units.

    I have also seen a few comments about the traffic levels around Asda, the roundabout and lights. When Kingsway was designed the plan for that site was for non-retail units, which would have meant far less traffic, so an increase in traffic must surely mean that the access roads will be even less likely to cope.

    One final point is that if they are card only pumps, they could be open potentially 24 hours, disturbing the people who live near by.

  3. Alex Veitch says:

    Barry this is wrong for a few reasons… My family and I moved to Kingsway almost 8 years ago in one of the first developments, since the Asda has opened the traffic along that road has grown massively, it’s not a big site at all and to put a garage in it would only increase the traffic. It’s not a hardship to drive to Tesco for fuel or anywhere else also it would disturb residents living nearby at night (although this wouldn’t my family or me). On the other side I am a truck driver who has to deliver frequently to supermarkets and I am appalled that at least 3 times a day I see trucks blocking off one lane of the road whilst waiting to enter the delivery bay at the Asda. (Whatever happened to “village living”, which people were promised). Also since the Asda has opened up the amount of litter in the surrounding area has got crazy. Any more expansion can not be allowed to happen until they get their act together.

  4. anwar says:

    Excellent idea .. The car park is nearly always empty at that end and certainly this will save us from going to quedgeley and i am sure it will be cheaper than the rest ofbthe local petrol stations ..

  5. Fully support it. Tesco has held the monopoly in this part of town for far too long. Storage of the fuel would be perfectly safe DCD deliveries could take place at any hour of night or day. Can’t think of a negative reason for not having it.

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