Old petrol station in Commercial Street, Tadcaster, faces demolition

Cllr Richard Sweeting

Cllr Richard Sweeting

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A petrol station which has stood empty for eight years is set to be demolished.

Plans to level the site on Commercial Street, Tadcaster, have been submitted to Selby District Council, and will be considered in the coming weeks.

It is proposed the station, kiosk, and canopy will all come down to make way for a new development in the town - details of which are yet to be revealed.

The proposals to bulldoze the site, which stands adjacent to three other businesses have been welcomed by councillors in the town - as long as something is put in its place.

Cllr Richard Sweeting, of Selby District Council, said: "It's just standing there now and it does need something on there and something happening.

"There needs to be something there that would be beneficial.

"I'm not sure Tadcaster needs another garage but whatever happens on that site would be a good thing for the town."

The garage closed down in 2006 and was replaced by another on Leeds Road, which Cllr Sweeting describes as "excellent" because of its role as a petrol station and convenience store.

Cllr Don MacKay, represents Tadcaster West ward for Selby District Council

He added: "It's all right demolishing buildings but we need to replace them with something.

"Unless it's going to be replaced with housing or more businesses it's not good.

"Retail or homes would be fine, but I just don't want to end up with another gap in the street.

"There's too many gaps in the street and too many empty shops, and we don't want to exacerbate many of the problems we have."

The application was submitted to Selby District Council at the beginning of August and will be considered by the authority in the coming weeks.

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8:58am Fri 22 Aug 14

Thecynic says...

I wouldn't fancy living in a house or owning a shop there as it floods regularly
I wouldn't fancy living in a house or owning a shop there as it floods regularly Thecynic
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1:01pm Fri 22 Aug 14

the original Homer says...

The Councillor says there are already too many empty shops, but also says he'd like to see the site developed for retail.

Presumably he's got inside information that businesses are going to rush to get a presence in Taddy and will be snapping up every retail unit they can get their hands on?

Why would he want more retail units building if supply already outstrips demand? I'd rather see it left undeveloped for now. An open space would look better than what's there now. No point developing it if the demand isn't there yet. Even if it got filled there would probably be a knock-on effect meaning somewhere elsse became empty.
The Councillor says there are already too many empty shops, but also says he'd like to see the site developed for retail. Presumably he's got inside information that businesses are going to rush to get a presence in Taddy and will be snapping up every retail unit they can get their hands on? Why would he want more retail units building if supply already outstrips demand? I'd rather see it left undeveloped for now. An open space would look better than what's there now. No point developing it if the demand isn't there yet. Even if it got filled there would probably be a knock-on effect meaning somewhere elsse became empty. the original Homer
  • Score: 6

3:17pm Fri 22 Aug 14

baldiebiker says...

Selby Council should get its own house in order, their old (if 30odd years is old for a building) is stood empty and unused.
Selby Council should get its own house in order, their old (if 30odd years is old for a building) is stood empty and unused. baldiebiker
  • Score: 4

4:54pm Tue 26 Aug 14

selbyville says...

baldiebiker wrote:
Selby Council should get its own house in order, their old (if 30odd years is old for a building) is stood empty and unused.
The old Council Offices are actually owned by Tesco. Maybe you'd like to contact them and see what their plans are for it?!
[quote][p][bold]baldiebiker[/bold] wrote: Selby Council should get its own house in order, their old (if 30odd years is old for a building) is stood empty and unused.[/p][/quote]The old Council Offices are actually owned by Tesco. Maybe you'd like to contact them and see what their plans are for it?! selbyville
  • Score: 0
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