A11 drive through restaurant, coffee shop and petrol station recommended for approval
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A proposed bid to build a petrol station, drive through restaurant and coffee shop along the A11 has been recommended for approval.
In the design statement submitted by the company, it states around 10 full-time and 25 part-time people will employed at the petrol station and 15 full-time and 35 part-time positions will be created across the two drive through units.
Trevor Watkins, vice chairman of Snetterton Parish Council, welcomed the bid when it was submitted in March.
“The site it would be going on has been derelict for a long time,” he said. “It would smarten the place up a bit.
“We welcome it really. And there is going to be a convenience store and that would be handy for the villages.”
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It has been stated the service station would support the economic growth of the Snetterton Heath employment area and the wider A11 economic corridor.
The 68.1 hectare site has the potential to create 1,700 new jobs and safeguard 1,450 more in the key Cambridge to Norwich Tech Corridor.
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Peter Lotarius, chairman of Quidenham Parish Council, said: “This is a long awaited and much needed facility for this area, which has been without a local filling station for many years.
“The retail outlet will be a valuable addition. Developing this site should help to boost development on other sites of Snetterton Heath.”
Blackburn-based Euro Garages has around 360 petrol stations across the UK, with other sites hosting firms including Esso, BP, Starbucks, Greggs and KFC.
Job adverts have been put out for a store manager at a new Greggs shop in the Norwich area.
A Breckland Council planning officer has recommended the application for approval at the authority’s planning meeting on Monday.
They stated the development “would not compromise the surrounding employment area, harm the vitality and viability of town centres nor give rise to any significant landscape harm”.
A condition will be implemented that development must be begin within three years of planning permission granted.