Closure of Cromer’s BP filling station as Lidl prepares to move in
The countdown to the arrival of a Lidl superstore in Cromer has begun after the long-standing BP filling station and Spar shop ceased trading.
The fuel pumps have been removed from the Holt Road garage, paving the way for a series of events that will result in the opening of the cut-price German-owned store at the site in summer 2013.
But, as feared by some people in the town, the reduction in the number of places to get petrol and diesel has already seen cars queuing onto Prince of Wales Road at Morrisons filling station.
A Lidl spokesman said Subway would continue to trade at the site until September 3, while Lidl was 'discharging all planning conditions'.
She added: 'Demolition will commence in September followed by redevelopment for a 1063m sq foodstore and a 74m sq Subway unit and 66 car parking spaces.'
The supermarket will add to competition in Cromer, which already has a Co-Op, Morrisons, Budgens and Iceland.
The closure of the BP filling station leaves Cromer with two others - Morrisons and East Coast Motors on Beach Road.
- 1 Hermes courier and his wife could be jailed over ‘stolen parcels’
- 2 Obituary: Tributes after 'heart-shaped hole' is left following teaching assistant's death
- 3 How Norfolk's current Covid figures compare to November 2020 lockdown
- 4 Man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting girl on her way to school
- 5 Row erupts after dozens of trees aligning footpath chopped down
- 6 Christmas lights switch-on cancelled due to forecasted high winds
- 7 Fire crews tackle large barn blaze
- 8 Significant damage to church after metal stolen from roof
- 9 Freezing cold temperatures could see snow in parts of Norfolk this weekend
- 10 Primary pupil sexually assaulted on way to school