Ulceby Cross Filling Station

Ulceby Cross Filling Station

Plans for a major expansion of a service station on a route into Skegness have been lodged with the local council.

Gill Marsh Forecourts has applied for planning permission from East Lindsey District Council to redevelop Ulceby Cross Filling Station, which is on the junction of the A16 and the A1028.

The scheme would involve demolition of the existing shop on the site. It would be replaced by redeveloping and extending a workshop building, and changing its use to retail.

It also proposes erection of an HGV fuel pump island, installation of six EV charging points and increased customer parking including spaces for disabled drivers.

A planning statement prepared for Gill Marsh Forecourts by Gallagher Planning states: “This proposal would allow the business to redevelop the site to handle demand more efficiently as it is the only service station within the vicinity. The closest filling station to this site is approximately 4km away in the village of Alford.”

It adds: “The placement of the existing fuel pumps is to remain the same and an additional proposed HGV fuel pump island is to be sited on the southern boundary of the site. It is not anticipated that the proposed development will generate any increase in traffic. The proposals will simply allow the business to modernise and improve the quality of its offer to its customers.

“The proposed redevelopment of the filling station has been designed by Turton Associates. In terms of the layout, the extensions either side of the existing building are proposed to be used for a conservatory food seating area and toilets. The first floor is to be used for office and storage space.”