Plans to build a petrol filling station at one of Sheffield’s biggest supermarkets are due to be approved next week - despite objections.
Bosses at Asda want to create the station, as well as a jet wash facility, inside the car park of the firm’s superstore off the Sheffield Parkway in Handsworth.
Several people have raised concerns about the proposal. with some saying that it will increase traffic congestion in what is already a ‘very busy area with existing traffic congestion issues’, according to planning reports.
Other complaints include the increase in traffic, light and noise pollution, safety concerns from the tanks and petrol station being located in an elevated position which would be ‘dangerous’ to the public and the loss of 66 parking spaces.
“There are a number of petrol stations in the area and another one is not needed”, was another comment. Others supported the plans as Asda has ‘competitive’ fuel prices and jobs would be created.
Planners say Asda has provided evidence parking demand can be accommodated ‘without harm to the operation of the site.’ Traffic generation from the station will be ‘minimal’, it adds.
They say plans do not give rise to any ‘amenity issues’ as the station is set back 24 metres. Plans are recommended for approval, subject to conditions, next Tuesday July 28.