‘Common sense has prevailed’

Local Cllr Alan Cambers Left and some of the members of the local community group, organised on facebook, celebrate their successful opposition to the proposed Asda Filling Station at Kings Park Retford''12 April  2013'Image � Paul David Drabble
Local Cllr Alan Cambers Left and some of the members of the local community group, organised on facebook, celebrate their successful opposition to the proposed Asda Filling Station at Kings Park Retford''12 April 2013'Image � Paul David Drabble
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Calls are being made to Asda to build a petrol station between Worksop and Retford after an initial planning application was thrown out.

Bassetlaw councillors voted 11-1 at the 10th April planning meeting to reject Asda’s plans to build an automated filling station on the site of the supermarket’s Retford store.

A campaign group opposed to the development nexto Kings Park welcomed the move - and urged Asda to set its sights nearer to Worksop.

Bassetlaw ward councillor and Friends of Kings Park chairman Coun Alan Chambers said it was ‘excellent news’.

“Common sense has prevailed. I remember when that site used to be a play park when I was a child - it should be at the hands of the people and not Asda. A petrol station there would be of detriment to the park and the local area as a whole.”

He added: “Morrisons operate a split site with their supermarket and petrol station in Retford and that operates well.”

“It’d be great if an Asda petrol station could be built between Retford and Worksop as we don’t have one in the area and it could help fuel prices which are quite high compared to other areas.”

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