starts on Highbridge Asda petrol station as fuel price war looms
work to build a new petrol station outside Asda's Highbridge store
started on Monday (August 24th).
reported here how
the supermarket intends to open its new low-cost petrol station
in December, vowing to undercut local garages.
Vaughan, deputy manager at the Highbridge store, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We're delighted to be starting the project to build our
long-awaited petrol station. We are fully committed to offering
the best local petrol prices and will be under-cutting all competitors.
We're often 7p a litre cheaper than the big name petrol stations
in other towns. The market is stale here in the Burnham area and
needs some competition."
District Council gave
the go-ahead for the eight-pump petrol station at the store
in November 2013.
new petrol station will be built in place of the small residents'
car park next to the access road into the Highbridge store. Mr
Vaughan said the residents have all been offered parking spaces
elsewehere in the store's car park.