confirms new petrol station in Highbridge will open this year
has confirmed this week that it will open a new low-cost petrol
station at its Highbridge supermarket later this year.
District Council gave
the go-ahead for the eight-pump petrol station at the store
in November 2013.
week, a spokeswoman for Asda told us that the project will begin
in the middle of the year despite some delays.
encountered a few issues following our initial groundworks that
we were keen to resolve," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
delayed the programme slightly. We are currently planning to be
on site in late summer, with the petrol station opening before
the end of the year."
had been local speculation in recent weeks that falling world
oil prices and lower profit margins would mean the new petrol
station may not go ahead.
Asda says it remains committed to the project and the petrol station
will be built next to the current access road, pictured right.
motorists will welcome the extra competition to drive down prices,
many nearby residents living next to the site remain unhappy about
have campaigned against the petrol station, saying it will create
extra noise, pollution and traffic disturbance.
altered its original plans last year by reversing the proposed
entrance and exit locations at the proposed petrol station to
address road safety concerns.