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Plans for a new petrol station on the A15/A1175 roundabout near Market Deeping by BP that would include a Marks and Spencer store and cafe are to go before South Kesteven District Council's planning committee


By Daniel Jaines, Local Democracy Reporter


Plans for a new petrol station, including a Marks and Spencer store and café, are back before South Kesteven District Council next week after being parked over safety concerns.

The proposals, by BP Oil UK, would see the 24-hour station built on the A15/A1175 roundabout near Market Deeping.

Council officers previously praised the plans for potentially keeping people spending in the area rather than going to Peterborough.

The site of the new petrol station off the A15 at Market Deeping(18951697)
The site of the new petrol station off the A15 at Market Deeping(18951697)

They said: “Presently anyone commuting across this part of the district will most likely make use of petrol filling stations in the Peterborough area rather than make the diversion into Market Deeping centre.

"It is therefore a positive of this application that more spend can be retained in the district through provision of an additional filling station.”

However, when the plans went before councillors in June, they were deferred for more information on road safety and speed issues, particularly footpaths and pedestrian access.

The site of the new petrol station off the A15 at Market Deeping(18951692)
The site of the new petrol station off the A15 at Market Deeping(18951692)

On Wednesday, the authority’s planning committee will hear how the applicant has conducted new surveys and met with officials to ensure their designs are suitable and that pedestrian access is safe.

Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department has not changed its view “that the scheme as a whole is satisfactory”.

The store would be operated by Marks and Spencer Food while the café would come under Wild Bean Café.

The applicants say 25 jobs would be created.

The site of the new petrol station off the A15 at Market Deeping(18951700)
The site of the new petrol station off the A15 at Market Deeping(18951700)

The station would accommodate eight vehicles and provide 24 parking spaces.

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