Town council behind Morrison's fuel bid
CHEADLE Town Council has backed a plan to transform a town centre car park into a petrol station.
At a meeting of the council’s development services committee on Monday 5th June, councillors agreed to write to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, urging the redevelopment of Well Street long-stay car park.
Councillors said Morrison’s supermarket was in favour of the move and would be poised to take over the site to provide a town centre petrol station.
Cllr Ron Locker told the meeting: “This is a long-standing request.
“Morrison’s are very keen to provide a petrol station in town.
“It wouldn’t be too much to ask for the top of that car park to cease to be a car park and allow Morrison’s to lease or buy it and put a petrol station there next to the Tape Street junction.
“If we can get a supermarket with a petrol station, it will mean people won’t have to go out of town to do their shopping.
“They will stay in town and they might have a walk round the town centre as well and increase the footfall.
“We keep hearing that there’s a big plan for Cheadle, but it doesn’t seem to come to fruition at all.”
Councillors agreed to write to SMDC to urge for the change, however, concerns were raised by Cllr Gary Bentley over the impact a new garage could have on the town’s current family-run petrol station at Brookhouses.
Cllr Richard Alcock added: “I’m not against it as long as it’s in the right place.
“We do need one, but we don’t want to clog up the town with traffic.”
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