The long wait for a new petrol station in Bourne will come to an end when it opens next week.
The town’s second petrol station will open for business in South Road, near Elsea Park, on Saturday, September 14.
The development will include a Texaco garage
and an integrated Budgens food shop, along with a
self-service Costa Coffee machine.
The opening will be welcome news for residents in the south of the town, who currently have to drive through town to the Esso station in North Street to fill up or go out of town to the BP garage at Kates Bridge.
The Esso station regularly has long queues and South Kesteven District Council leader Coun Linda Neal (Con) said the much needed development would be a “real asset” to Bourne.
She said: “I’m delighted that the new station is due to open. It’s been a long time coming.
“When South Kesteven District Council put the site up for sale we were looking for a buyer that would offer something for the town and provide a variety, not just the highest bidder.
“One petrol station in Bourne was just not adequate so to have a new one open is a real asset to the town.
“It will be a welcome benefit for everyone who lives in the south of Bourne.”
Lindum Group started work at the site at the end of May last year.
The petrol station will be open 24 hours a day but deliveries will not be allowed at night and the use of noisy equipment, such as the car wash, will not be allowed between 11.30pm and 6am.
The Sugar Mill pub opposite the petrol station on opened before Christmas.