Appeal by Grange Road petrol station to increase its opening hours is dismissed

Darlington and Stockton Times: A Darlington petrol station will not be allowed to open until midnight A Darlington petrol station will not be allowed to open until midnight

AN appeal against Darlington Council’s refusal to allow a petrol station to increase its opening hours has been dismissed.

Government Inspectorat Gary Deane upheld the council’s decision not to allow the Total service station on Grange Road to extend its opening hours to between 6am and midnight Monday to Saturday and 8am to 10pm on Sundays.

The station currently opens between 7am and 10pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 8pm on Sundays due to a planning condition imposed when it was redeveloped in 1990.

Mr Deane said that the condition should remain to protect nearby residents from unacceptable noise associated with cars using the facility so late at night and early in the morning.

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5:42pm Thu 6 Mar 14

stevegg says...

Funny how no such concerns are raised for people living near the BP garages on Haughton/North roads but then again probably none of them are affluent.
Funny how no such concerns are raised for people living near the BP garages on Haughton/North roads but then again probably none of them are affluent. stevegg
  • Score: 8

5:57am Fri 7 Mar 14

DP20 says...

Totally agree there, and anyway that road is one of the busy arterial routes into their town from the bypass, and the A1 !

So what's the odd few more cars its not as if its busy through the night is it.
Totally agree there, and anyway that road is one of the busy arterial routes into their town from the bypass, and the A1 ! So what's the odd few more cars its not as if its busy through the night is it. DP20
  • Score: 2

7:52am Fri 7 Mar 14

lozzaa says...

council want to try living next to garage on haughton rd not only a 24hr garage last year they gave them a alchol license,fri & sat nites into early morning horrendous broken vodka btls all round rubbish from subway discarded everywhere.dont believe me have a walk round the backlane.
council want to try living next to garage on haughton rd not only a 24hr garage last year they gave them a alchol license,fri & sat nites into early morning horrendous broken vodka btls all round rubbish from subway discarded everywhere.dont believe me have a walk round the backlane. lozzaa
  • Score: 3

12:20pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Crocket68 says...

More proof that DBC are a complete joke.
More proof that DBC are a complete joke. Crocket68
  • Score: 3

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