barker77 posted a comment (now moved below this article) saying he’d noticed plans to build a petrol station next to the existing Asda store in Kingsway… (Thanks Paul).
I had heard something about this, but not yet got around to researching, so I took a quick look around… First of all, the planning document he linked to says:
|Application Received:||19 Sep 2014|
|Address:||Asda Supermarket Kingsway Business Park Newhaven Road Quedgeley Gloucester GL2 2SN|
|Proposal:||Development of an automated petrol filling station.|
They plan to add an automated (24 hour) self-service style (card-pay only) petrol station, in the corner of their land nearest to the roundabout.
Personally I don’t mind. The idea of a (supermarket-priced) petrol station closer than Quedgeley Tesco’s is appealing, but the positioning they’ve chosen on their site doesn’t seem right to me. I would have thought that the back-end of the car park would have made much more sense for numerous reasons: Less likely to clog up the Asda exit with traffic/tankers in the daytime, safer in case of incidents/accidents etc, less likely to attract attention from passers-by, not to mention that it’s right in your face as you enter Kingsway rather than discreetly off to your right!
Also the traffic coming into Kingsway to shop at Asda – coupled with the traffic coming through Kingsway for Naas Lane, (which is worse than the former I think) is already causing long tailbacks on the A38 during peak times. Not that I mind waiting, but a queue on a dual carriageway is always dangerous in bad weather/poor visibility etc!
Finally, just a little concerned that we’ll have both tankers and delivery trucks waiting out on the road… (I hope not)!
What do you think?