EG Rotherham plans

Euro Garages has submitted plans to turn a former car showroom in Rotherham into a 24-hour petrol station with shop and drive-thru coffee shop.

The existing car dealership building at Riverside Way on the Ickles roundabout in Rotherham would be retained and repurposed into the shop which would include three food-to-go units; no external changes are proposed to the building.

The fuel pumps would be located to the east of the building, adjacent to the existing/proposed main entrance, which is covered by a flat roof canopy. Vacuum, jet wash bays and a storage compound would all be located to the north of the building.

The coffee shop is proposed to the south of the petrol station, with its drive-thru lane running along its southern side.

Ample parking space, including disabled spaces and EV bays will be provided, with cycle parking provided next to each building’s entrance.

The application states that the existing vehicular access points would be retained but a one-way system would be implemented, running in a clockwise direction.

The main point of access will be on the western side, while the access point to the north of the site will be an exit only.

The layout incorporates a new pedestrian link from the site to the existing footway along Riverside Way.

The plans, drawn up by Atticus Planning, said: “The development seeks to redevelop a brownfield site into a modern, fresh development which will serve as a boost to the local economy and generally improve the visual appearance of the immediate surrounding area.”

It added that the site would primarily target passing traffic rather than being a retail destination in its own right and so would not seek to compete with existing shops and cafes.