The site of the former Texaco Southend Service Station on the Dublin Road, which Maxol has been given the go ahead to develop
Maxol have won the right to open up a new filling station at the Southend Services Station on the Dublin Road, opposite Dundalk IT.
Louth County Council initially granted conditional planning permission for the development at the site of the former Texaco station in October last year. However, Niall Clarke Oils Ltd – who also operate a filling station on the Dublin Road – lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.
However, the planning authority opted to uphold the council’s decision, deciding that the “proposed development would not seriously injure the amenities of the area, would not adversely affect the character of the area, would be acceptable in terms of parking, traffic safety and convenience and would not, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”
The opening of the filling station is still subject to 18 conditions being met but none should pose a problem.
Maxol hope to erect a new supermarket on the 0.25 hectare site, including an ATM, deli, ancillary stores and offices and internal and external seating areas.
There would also be a new forecourt canopy, rollover carwash, equipment store, floodlighting and security cameras, a rear compound area, underground fuel tanks, a petrol interceptor, a carwash interceptor, an aluminium clad illuminated gantry sign and associated services including drainage works and alterations to the existing access to the public road.
In January Maxol announced a new partnership with Dundalk IT as part of the institute’s Global Student Project 2015.
The cross college collaboration project will see DKIT students join forces with students from universities in USA and Australia to develop a new mobile app for Moreish, Maxol’s new convenience food and café brand.
Using digital communication facilities and on-line project management software, the teams of students will work together to design the Moreish café app for Maxol. Students will test the app among the student and staff base at DKIT, with the intention to expand its use across the 30 Moreish deli cafés that are expected to be open by the end of 2015. Potential built-in features of the app will include; food ordering, delivery, payment and a loyalty programme.