Filling station developer submits plans for phase two jobs boost
Plans for business units and a drive-through coffee shop which could create more than 30 jobs have been submitted by developers working on the second phase of a project to regenerate a derelict site in East Yorkshire.
Lovel Capital Projects is aiming to add the facilities to its proposed development of a filling station and convenience store, plans for which were cleared last month after a planning inspector overturned the refusal by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Planning Prospects, the consultants who have submitted the application, said the new features will complement the rest of the development at Killingwoldgraves Lane and will bring “positive social and economic benefits to the surrounding area”.
Lovel Capital Projects, part of Beverley-based Lovel Developments, initially secured planning permission in July 2020 to transform the brownfield site at the former home of Teckno Developments, a wallpaper and fabric pattern books manufacturer which was destroyed by fire in 2009.
A subsequent application in November 2020 seeking approval of details of the project was turned down by the council’s planning committee in April 2021, but Lovel Capital Projects succeeded with it’s appeal after the inspector ruled that the issue at the centre of the refusal – the effect of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the area and its landscape – was not valid.
The inspector also awarded costs against the council after finding that it behaved unreasonably in dealing with the application.
Outline planning permission for the business units was granted in July 2020 and allows light industrial use, storage and distribution. The new application addresses conditions set by the council on layout, scale, appearance and landscaping.
The plans are for three units in a two-storey terrace. Each unit will offer 74 square metres of space on each floor and will be designed to appeal to a range of occupiers. The units will share nine parking spaces plus one accessible space and there will be four cycle spaces.
The business units and the drive-through coffee shop are designed to use the site access roads already approved for the filling station and shop and will create 26 parking spaces including two accessible bays. There will also be three spaces for larger vehicles and two electric vehicle charging spaces which will be available 24 hours a day.
Philip Lovel, Managing Director of Lovel Developments, said: “Following the successful appeal we are now moving forward with an operator for the filling station and the convenience store and the new application has been submitted with the intention of regenerating the rest of a brownfield site which has been derelict since 2009.
“We have worked hard to put together proposals which meet the identified need for better facilities for road users and which bring benefits to the local community without having an adverse impact on the town of Beverley or the nearby villages.
“We expect the drive-through coffee shop to create between 20 and 30 full-time equivalent jobs, with more employment to be generated by the business units. We hope to be able to reveal more details soon about the opportunities which will be presented by the filling station and convenience store.”