Client: A&F Investment Group
Sector: Industrial and Commercial
Project status: In progress
PWA Planning were retained in connection with the proposed redevelopment of Churchtown Service Station, Churchtown, Garstang.
What we did
A&F Investment Group operates various retail petroleum and convenience stores across the North West.
PWA advised on proposals to redevelop the existing Churchtown filling station in order to improve the quality of services available to customers. This included the replacement of dated petrol station pumps along with an increase in the scale of the retail shop, so that it could offer coffee shop, food outlet and office and storage facilities.
Challenges that were overcome through detailed pre-application and post-submission negotiations with the planners included; retail impact issues associated with the increased retail offer, loss of amenity to existing residents from increased activity, design of the new proposals and in particular highways related concerns. Each issue was pre-empted by PWA Planning and, through detailed application submissions, was satisfactorily resolved.