Friday, 6 July 2012

Sainsbury's buys petrol station

SAINSBURY’S has bought Dorridge’s petrol station.


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The firm will operate the Total garage in Grange Road subject to it getting planning permission from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

It comes after the firm last year won permission to demolish nearby Forest Court for a supermarket.

It said legal agreements have yet to be finalised for demolition work to begin at the boarded-up shopping precinct. Click here for previous stories.

Regional development executive Andrew Sanderson said: “Sainsbury’s is pleased to confirm the acquisition of the petrol filling station on Grange Road.

“Subject to future planning permission, the purchase of this forecourt from Rontec will allow us to provide residents in Dorridge with access to the full Sainsbury's offer when the takeover, and the redevelopment of Forest Court, is complete.

“With regards to the development at Forest Court, we are still finalising all the legal aspects of planning permission and working on a construction strategy that ensures minimum disruption to the community. We will continue to keep residents updated on both counts as we progress.”

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  1. Can they paint the railway bridge while they're at it?!

  2. What, bright orange?

  3. Ah good, I can get my Nectar points there as well now.....the current one is awful

  4. The bridge will carry the banner "Welcome to Sainsbury's-in-Arden"

  5. I think DROVS will need to campaign on restricting opening hours for the Station - and all night lighting.

  6. I don't understand why they need planning permission to change the name of the petrol station to Sainsbury?

    I suspect they have other plans for the site albeit temporary;

    parking area for contractors during construction?
    temporary doctor's surgery?
    new doctor's surgery?

    Whatever the plan it is for Sainsbury's benefit....they are in the business of generating profits after all.

    The local residents will be the last to know.

  7. It will probably be a change of use planning application to allow it to be used also as a mini supermarket. I'll get a story online as soon as the official application goes in.

  8. It already operates as a Londis concession selling everything from buscuits and cereals to wines and spirits so I don't think there would be any need to apply for a change of use.

  9. Brilliant news...cheaper fuel in the village!!

  10. Dorridge will be pretty Orange on things like google earth maps by the end of all this. lol

  11. Haven't you heard ....."The Future is Orange"!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. What is the delay in building Sainsburys

  13. they're still trying to work out how to get a square peg into a round hole!!

  14. Does anyone know why the petrol station has been boarded up this week?