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Poll: Cromer’s BP garage is gone - but will it be missed?

Demolition progresses at the site of a planned Lidl store in Cromer.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Demolition progresses at the site of a planned Lidl store in Cromer. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2012

This is the eerie scene at the site of a former filling station, which is set to become the home of a cut-price supermarket.

Seven months after it closed for business, the BP station on Holt Road in Cromer has finally been demolished - paving the way for Lidl to be built.

Contractors will now turn their attention to knocking down the former Spar shop and Subway takeaway.

The long pause between closure and demolition saw concerns voiced locally about whether the plan for a 1,063m sq Lidl, plus a 74m sq Subway and 66 car parking spaces had been held up.

But construction is expected to start on the site in November, with Lidl and Subway scheduled to open in late spring 2013.

The closure of the BP filling station left Cromer with two others - Morrisons and East Coast Motors on Beach Road.

The move led to concerns about queues at the Morrisons filling station on Prince of Wales Road.

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