Work to build a new petrol filling station and convenience store in the East Riding of Yorkshire will start this summer after a planning inspector overturned the local council’s refusal of planning permission.
Lindum Group will be carrying out the development at Killingwoldgraves roundabout near Bishop Burton.
Lindum development manager Matthew Carter said the scheme would serve an identified need for roadside facilities west of Beverley.
“We are really pleased to have finally secured planning permission for this development, which will create jobs, provide a boost for the local economy and meet the needs of motorists using this busy junction,” he said.
“We anticipate that construction work will begin within six months and we will be working with local suppliers and subcontractors to deliver the building.
“Alongside the filling station, the retail element will serve food, drinks and essential supplies. There will also be space or one EV charging point.”
The site is at the junction of the A1174 York Road, the A1079 to York and Hull, the A1035 and Killingwoldgraves Lane.
While the project had initially been refused by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, planning inspector Matthew Birkinshaw overturned the decision.
He agreed with Lindum’s view that the proposal would respect the intrinsic landscape character of the surrounding area.
He also agreed the proposal would not undermine the viability of local shops, which serve a different market and are more conveniently located for nearby residents while the development would primarily serve passing motorists.
Lindum was represented at the appeal by Alison Ogley from Walker Morris, who said: “This is a great outcome; the team worked collaboratively to present a robust case, successfully demonstrating that development would not have the negative effects the local planning authority claimed.
“This development will now be able to proceed as planned, providing a timely boost to the local economy and serving a need for a new, modern, petrol filling station in this location.”