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New filling station planned for Dundalk Retail Park
Plans have been drawn up for a new filling station at Dundalk Retail Park.
Petrogas Group Ltd, who operate the Applegreen chain of stations, have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council for the proposed facility at the retail park, off the Inner Relief Road.
It would be the only petrol station located along the Inner Relief Road, with the nearest stations located off it on the Dublin Road, Avenue Road and Newry Road.
The proposed service station would be 466sqm in size and would also contain three food offerings (19.8sqm, 16.5sqm and 14.8sqm respectively). There would also be a new retail area measuring 94.4sqm including an ancillary off-licence, a seating area (69.47sqm) and a back of house area for storage, toilets and food preparation (192.2sqm).
The third food offering will include a drive-thru hatch facility and will involve hot food for consumption off the premises.
The service station building will have a storage yard to the rear and will contain eight signs (three on the north façade, one each on the west and east façade and three on the south façade).
There would also be six pump islands with branded canopy over it, with signage to three sides.
The application also seeks permission for all associated site works including a new two-way road along the south boundary, landscaping, outdoor seating, jet wash, brush wash, car wash storage, picnic area, car parking spaces, boundary treatment around the perimeter of the site, play area, refuelling point, vents, underground tank farm, main ID sign, drive-thru lane, provision of one vehicular entry point and two exit points with welcome and exit signs.
A decision on the matter is due by August 16th.
Last week Talk of the Town revealed how a new restaurant facility had been given the go ahead for the car park area of the retail park.