Petrol station set to be replaced

First published in News

A PETROL station in Rayleigh is set to be demolished and rebuilt with a shop and car wash, if a planning application gets the go-ahead.

The application to Rochford District Council will see the Grange filling station and bungalow on London Road, Rayleigh, demolished to make way for a new petrol station.

The new station would have a canopy to cover the pumps, a car wash and a two-storey building with shop on the ground floor and a four-bedroom flat above.

Proposed plans are of a modern nature, with the roof of the building in a pressed metal finish, to replace the current bungalow.

The site is currently run by Harvest Energy, with a Mace convenience store in the bungalow.

Existing access to the site off London Road will remain, with part of the land used as 15 parking spaces.

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10:15am Wed 7 May 14

Mattster says...

Interesting proposal considering there is a car wash currently being built 200 yards down the road and there is already a broad range of local retail outlets 200 yards towards Rayleigh.
Interesting proposal considering there is a car wash currently being built 200 yards down the road and there is already a broad range of local retail outlets 200 yards towards Rayleigh. Mattster
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11:21am Wed 7 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station?
A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station? Kim Gandy
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6:39pm Wed 7 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Good idea, good for that area...
Good idea, good for that area... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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9:06am Thu 8 May 14

I care about rayleigh says...

Most definitely NOT needed. Plenty of very good alternatives in the area already.
Local shops have survived the threat of tesco - they don't need any more threats to their livelihoods.
As for the idea of more building work along the London Road - please - NO - just coming to the end of the bellway development. Peace and quiet would make a change.
Most definitely NOT needed. Plenty of very good alternatives in the area already. Local shops have survived the threat of tesco - they don't need any more threats to their livelihoods. As for the idea of more building work along the London Road - please - NO - just coming to the end of the bellway development. Peace and quiet would make a change. I care about rayleigh
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9:19am Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Mattster wrote:
Interesting proposal considering there is a car wash currently being built 200 yards down the road and there is already a broad range of local retail outlets 200 yards towards Rayleigh.
Car washes are the big thing for some reason, amazing how many people have lost the ability to put sponge in bucket of soapy water and with a circular motion wash their own vehicle, but it keeps our fellow EU citizens in fags, Red Bull, second hand bicycles, rent split 5 ways on a bedsit and bus tickets so can't be bad.
[quote][p][bold]Mattster[/bold] wrote: Interesting proposal considering there is a car wash currently being built 200 yards down the road and there is already a broad range of local retail outlets 200 yards towards Rayleigh.[/p][/quote]Car washes are the big thing for some reason, amazing how many people have lost the ability to put sponge in bucket of soapy water and with a circular motion wash their own vehicle, but it keeps our fellow EU citizens in fags, Red Bull, second hand bicycles, rent split 5 ways on a bedsit and bus tickets so can't be bad. DogsMessInLeigh
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9:43am Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station?
Agree 4 flats above a petrol station sounds odd wonder what home insurance would make of it but there has always been a nice bungalow on that site for years.The petrol sales will make very limited profit, it will be the shop sales and flat rentals and also the car wash lease/rental that will make the money.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station?[/p][/quote]Agree 4 flats above a petrol station sounds odd wonder what home insurance would make of it but there has always been a nice bungalow on that site for years.The petrol sales will make very limited profit, it will be the shop sales and flat rentals and also the car wash lease/rental that will make the money. DogsMessInLeigh
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9:47am Thu 8 May 14

Motherlode says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station?
It's not unusual - there are plenty of flats over petrol stations in London without any issues.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station?[/p][/quote]It's not unusual - there are plenty of flats over petrol stations in London without any issues. Motherlode
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11:01am Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Motherlode wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station?
It's not unusual - there are plenty of flats over petrol stations in London without any issues.
but this is London Road Rayleigh...and not London, so it is very unusual and not unusual as you say.
[quote][p][bold]Motherlode[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: A four bedroomed flat above a petrol station?[/p][/quote]It's not unusual - there are plenty of flats over petrol stations in London without any issues.[/p][/quote]but this is London Road Rayleigh...and not London, so it is very unusual and not unusual as you say. DogsMessInLeigh
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