New development creating seven jobs

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The long awaited second petrol station for Bourne, which will include a shop and fast food outlet, is due to be completed in August.

Construction company Lindum Group has revealed the project is on schedule to be completed on August 16.

The development, in South Road near Elsea Park, in the parish of Thurlby, will include a Texaco petrol station, a Subway sandwich bar and a Spar shop.

The development will create seven news jobs.

This is in addition to 40 jobs associated with The Sugar Mill pub, built by Marston’s, on the same site which opened before Christmas.

Bourne has been crying out for a new petrol station as the only one is in North Street.

Motorists often have to travel out of the town to the BP garage at Kates Bridge to fill up or sit in long queues at the Esso station.

While the petrol station nears completion there are two other plots of land on the site which are being earmarked for future developments.

Lindum Group development director Stuart Mitchell said: “We have a number of live enquiries about the two plots of land at the site but it is not appropriate to comment at this time.

“It is too early to say what or who my be interested in developing the site.”

Construction company Lindum Group started work to prepare the petrol station site near the Elsea Park roundabout at the end of May last year.

The project was initially delayed when restrictions on the opening hours for the petrol station were imposed.

District councillors voted to restrict operating hours from 6am to 11.30pm amid concerns over the impact on neighbouring homes.

However South Kesteven District Council granted the filling station’s application for 24 hour use as part of land developers Temple Garth’s application for reserved matters in December.

Deliveries will not be allowed at night and noisy equipment like the car wash will not be allowed between 11.30pm and 6am.

Bourne Town Council did not object to the application but Thurlby Parish Council did, citing concerns over light affecting residents.