A new filling station and retail unit on the former mark Johns Motors garage on Kirkby Stephen was approved by Eden District Council on 7th November 2016. “This was a challenging application because of the sensitive nature of the site being adjacent to the SSSI and SAC of the River Eden and as a gateway to the town of Kirkby Stephen,” said Director of Planning Tom Woof. “The public agencies and the Local Councils were fully on board with the proposal and supported the investment that this proposal represents in a sparse rural community.”
Prospus is also appointed by James hall and Co, who own Spar to discharge the conditions attached to this application. Work on site is expected to start early in 2017 and be complete later that year.