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Planners back A47 petrol stations

PUBLISHED: 17:22 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:53 07 July 2010

Work to build two petrol stations either side of the A47 in mid-Norfolk could finally start this year - 15 years after they were first planned.

Planning permission has been granted to Vince Somers to build a petrol station, 20 bedroom motel and restaurant on either side of the A47 at North Tuddenham.

Work to build two petrol stations either side of the A47 in mid-Norfolk could finally start this year - 15 years after they were first planned.

Planning permission has been granted to Vince Somers to build a petrol station, 20-bedroom motel and restaurant on either side of the A47 at North Tuddenham.

Planning permission was first granted for petrol station developments 15 years ago by Roadside Developments.

The scheme had to be submitted by the latest owner of the site, Mr Somers, because a deadline given as part of the last planning permission ran out.

Matthew Hollowell, a planner working for Mr Somers, told Breckland Council's development control committee that this was because it was taking a long time to get a specific legal order granted to allow the access on to the A47 from the site.

It was now hoped that this would be finally granted this year and that diggers could be on site before the end of 2009, he said.

It would then take 18 months to two years to complete.

He added that third parties had been found who were willing to take on separately the petrol stations and hotels.

They included Motor Fuel Ltd, which has many petrol stations that trade under the BP brand.

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