More washing, less shopping in Leeds
Leeds City Council has approved plans to fully refurbish the BP Moortown service station. This includes the extension of the car wash facilities and comes at the expense of the -now closed- convenience store.
According to an article in the Yorkshire Evening Post, plans include the relocation of the existing drive thru car wash to the south of the service station along with the jet wash bays. In addition to that, a new jet wash bay will be constructed as well as a larger canopy to cover three new filling pumps.
“The existing fuel forecourt area is substandard to the number of vehicles that access the site, particularly during busier periods”, says a spokesman of the contractor that will rebuild the BP service station.
The store on the premises closed last year. It was previously a Co-Op. But because of ‘a substantial reduction in footfall and the sharp rise in energy costs’, the shop had to close.
Leeds City Council does not allow washing during the nighttime. Conditions for approval included that ‘car wash and jet wash, car vacuum and air compressor facilities shall only be operational between the hours of 08.00 to 22.00 Monday to Saturday, and 10.00 hours to 2100 hours on Sundays and Bank holidays’.