Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sainsbury's wins petrol station permission

SAINSBURY’S has won permission to re-open Dorridge’s petrol station, saying it will be ready for business by the spring.

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has given the firm permission to refurbish the closed former Total garage in Grange Road.

It said there will be a new shopfront, “upgraded” forecourt and car wash and a “small Sainsbury’s kiosk offering convenience goods as well as a new cash machine”.

It said former employees had worked at other Sainsbury’s petrol stations in the area and will be offered jobs at the Dorridge station.

The firm is also set to redevelop Forest Court for a major superstore.

Regional town planner Jaime Powell said: “We are delighted with this approval and look forward to reopening the petrol station in Dorridge.

“Now that we have received planning permission we will be finalising the program of works and aim to have the petrol station open in the spring.”

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  1. Dorridge looks shit23 January 2013 at 07:40

    Erm, and the STORE?????

  2. Well said - it should never have been closed as planning could have been applied for without any closure until work was about to commence. As to the start date it really is time that Sainsbury's provided better information. Odd how they were ever ready to provide propaganda when seeking permission. They really do need to treat both their supporters (I for one but beginning to go cool on them) and detractors alike.

  3. Sainsbury's' PR people told me this today re: Forest Court: "No update at the moment, please be assured we’ll have something with you as soon as it’s available."

  4. Sainsbury's PR people have been telling us " please be assured we'll have something with you as soon as its available" for months!

  5. Well - I'm a supporter too and don't like being fobbed off like this either. If ever a statement said nothing the above is it. They know where they are up to and should let us know. All very unsatisfactory.

  6. Sainsbury's economical with the truth? I don't want to say I told you so but...

  7. Forest Court - Sainsbury's have bought a white elephant and are busy trying to think of ways to paint it grey!!

  8. "It will be ready by spring" - of what year?!