Harvest Energy Richmond plan

The plans include Morrisons Local branding

Harvest Energy has applied for planning permission to replace its petrol station in Richmond, North Yorkshire, which was destroyed by fire in August.

The planning application to Richmondshire District Council is for a new service station and shop in Victoria Road, and designs submitted show the new shop with Morrisons Local branding. The previous service station included a Nisa shop.

A design statement with the application states: “Hardly any structural items of heritage value are salvageable other than the possibility to acknowledge the previous stone clad features and incorporate similar features within any rebuild design.

“As such any heritage value to the conservation area has been irretrievably lost.

“Accordingly it is considered that reinstating the service station with a sympathetic rebuild is an appropriate course of action.”

The previous petrol station and Nisa shop was completely destroyed in the fire, which was tackled by eight fire appliances, and required the evacuation of nearby residents.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service concluded that an electrical fault in a store room chiller unit was the likely cause of the fire.