PLANS have been filed to turn an old pub site in Eccleshill into a gas station.
The land at the junction of Harrogate Road and Leeds Road was once home to the Prince of Wales pub, which closed several years ago and remained empty before being demolished more recently.
Now an offer from Farook Asmal would see a gas station, small store and car wash built on the site.
In a design and access statement accompanying the plans to Bradford Council, it states: “In terms of location and appearance, the site is ideally
suitable for the provision of road services.
“The layout of the site was designed to allow vehicles to circulate on the site in a clockwise direction. Wash bays, air / water bays, and vacuum bays are located along the fuel pump islands.
“The gas station store building is located at the northeast corner of the site and is accessible by vehicle, bicycle and on foot.
“The existing stone retaining wall to the west and south of the site should be retained and repaired as needed. ”
He adds that the building would be largely in seated stone to match local properties, while a section next to the large windows would be in fiberboard. In addition, the glazing frames, fascia and roof will all be dark gray.
“The building will essentially be lit naturally, creating an attractive internal environment and a pleasant customer experience, while helping to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
The emphasis is on “high quality contemporary form, design and material finish”.
Access would be from Harrogate Road.
The report continues: “The sale of consumer goods would remain ancillary to the core business of retailing fuel. The store’s product line includes (but not limited to) cigarettes, newspapers, magazines, snacks, sandwiches, dairy, fresh drinks, selected groceries
and related automotive accessories. ”
Previous plans, before the pub was demolished, include turning the building into a dental office.