Plans submitted for Richmond petrol station rebuild

Photo: Guy Carpenter.

Plans have been submitted for the rebuilding of a Richmond petrol station which was destroyed by fire.

A planning application has been submitted to Richmondshire District Council for a new service station and shop in Victoria Road.

The previous filling station burnt down in August.

The remnants of the building were later cleared away and the site cleared.

The application has been submitted by Harvest Energy.

A supporting statement states: “Hardly any structural items of heritage value are salvageable other than the possibility to acknowledge
the previous stone clad features and incorporate similar features within any rebuild design.

“As such any heritage value to the conservation area has been irretrievably lost.

“Accordingly it is considered that reinstating the service station with a sympathetic rebuild is an appropriate course of action.”

Documents submitted with the application suggest the service station will include a Morrisons branch.

The previous service station included a Nisa shop.

Drawings submitted with the application featuring the Morrisons branding.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service concluded that electrical fault in a store room chiller unit was the likely cause of the fire.