Harvest Energy Colne

Harvest Energy has submitted plans for a knockdown rebuild of its Colne Filling Station in Wiggenhall Road, Watford.

The existing shop would be demolished to make way for a larger building and the existing car washing covered bays removed as well as the hand car wash office. The existing pumps, tanks and forecourt would remain the same, but the canopy would no longer be linked to the shop.

The application to Watford Council states: “The proposal is to demolish the existing sales building and replace it with a larger retail space to modernise the services and standards of the petrol station. This will provide a more environmentally efficient service station allowing the layout to be considerably improved both in terms of internal site circulation and site operating safety. The more efficient use of the site without amenity impacts is therefore to be welcomed”.

The bigger shop would comprise a sales area of 1,407sq ft, a food-to-go area of 700sq ft and a back-of-house space of 823sq ft.

Opening hours would remain the same ie 24/7, seven days a week. The new site would operate with eight full-time and six part-time employees