Redevelopment of Jarrow service station site approved, with new look, improved shop and high-tech in-store petrol pumps for Leam Lane site


In 2021 South Tyneside Council’s planning department received an application for the Hedworth service station off Leam Lane in the Jarrow area.

This was to restore the site to a service station by renovating and expanding an existing kiosk building, installing a canopy and replacement pump islands, and installing a new underground fuel storage tank.

A Design and Access Statement submitted on behalf of the applicant SRJ Energy Ltd, states that the plans “would create a modern service station, incorporating [the] latest technologies and equipment, to create a clean, safe and user-friendly facility.

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Plans have been approved to redevelop the Leam Lane site.

In addition, the renovations include the provision of accessible restrooms and improved parking, with two disabled spaces and two electric vehicle charging points offered.

After assessing the planning application, South Tyneside Council’s planning department approved it on 11 February 2022.

A decision report prepared by planners from South Tyneside Council deemed the scheme acceptable in terms of visual impact, road safety and biodiversity, subject to conditions.

The planning report goes on to say, “The proposal would be in line with the SC1 core strategy policy as it would maintain and improve the provision of accessible basic local services and community facilities for residents near the site, as well as the re-establishment of a service station. for users of this part of the A194.

A planning application confirms the development would operate around the clock and says it will create jobs, with six full-time and five part-time staff proposed.

Floor plans for the redevelopment identify “Family Shopper” as the proposed occupant for the new, expanded retail building and that an existing window tinting/vehicle wrapping business would remain on site.

The existing entrance and exit crossings off Leam Lane will also be maintained and redone, along with a one-way traffic system through the forecourt.

According to the planning conditions, development work must begin within three years of the date of approval.

For more information on the plans visit South Tyneside Council’s online planning portal and search reference: ST/0800/21/FUL

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