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    EG Group plans new Asda convenience store at Sunderland petrol station

    Shell petrol filling station and Spar convenience store at The Broadway, Sunderland (Photo: Google Maps via LDRS)

    A petrol filling station in Sunderland could be demolished to make way for an Asda convenience store under new proposals.

    Sunderland City Council’s planning department recently validated plans for the Shell service station and SPAR convenience store at The Broadway, in the Barnes ward.

    The scheme includes clearing the site and building a replacement convenience store with associated works and access.

    A planning, design, access and retail statement prepared for applicant EG Group, submitted to the council, provides further details on the scheme.

    This includes the intention for the convenience store to be occupied and operated by Asda which would “fulfil a local ‘top up’ function rather than [acting] as a comprehensive convenience store.”

    If approved, the proposed development could open on a 24-hour basis with an upgraded vehicular entrance, customer parking and electric vehicle charging points.

    In addition, a total of eight full-time equivalent jobs have been proposed for the new store.

    The planning, design, access and retail statement reads: “It has been comprehensively evidenced that the proposal will result in significant economic benefits in the form of job creation.

    “Further to this appropriate retail assessments have been undertaken – there are no sequentially preferable sites and the impact of the proposal will be minimal.

    “The proposed store will complement existing facilities in the area and provide additional choice and value for customers.”

    The planning statement adds that the development would result in a “continuation of retail uses at the site” while creating an “increased level of choice and value for customers.”

    Asda previously announced plans to enter into the national convenience store market in partnership with EG Group.

    The supermarket aims to extend its new convenience store brand to 200 locations in 2022.

    A decision on the proposed Sunderland branch is expected to be made by late-March, following a period of council consultation.

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