Former Forecourt Trader of the Year Jonathan James has won planning permission for a £2m store and petrol filling station on the Soham by-pass in Cambridgeshire. His company, James Construction and Developments, had applied to build the petrol station on land next to the A142 roundabout.

James no longer operates any filling stations and the site will be operated by BP/Simply Foods. He is already landlord of four of his former sites.