Planning Approval

Jos. Richardson & Son Ltd get planning approval to develop 6th site

Family business Jos Richardson & Son Ltd (JRS) are delighted to announce they have won planning consent to develop Middleton Service Station an Esso fuel station and Londis Convenience Store based in the village of Middleton, near Pickering North Yorkshire.

The purchase of the property and business in April 2018 added a 6th site to their existing forecourt portfolio, which includes Glews Service Station at Goole, Longs Corner Garage at Howden, York Road Garage at Escrick as well as Filey and Primrose Valley Service Stations on the East Coast.

The planning approval come through on 20 November and Company intend to start work on the site in 2019.  The scheme will include works to the forecourt and the convenience store with plans to upgrade and modernise the site to ensure its long-term future and to improve efficiencies.  The convenience store will change to SPAR and will have a new frontage and shop fit out, a new canopy will be installed as will new tanks and pumps and two new jet wash bays.

Commenting on the development Managing Director Joseph Richardson said “The plans at Middleton fit in with our long-term strategy of acquiring sites with potential and re-developing them.  We are passionate about offering customers forecourts that operate with very high standards and we will work very hard to ensure that Middleton works like our other sites.

The Company has also made the decision to remove the HGV pumps and focus on their retail offering. This will make the site easier to access and less crowded and will allow JRS to improve parking for customers.

Joseph continued “the site has a good local reputation and we want to continue offering the people of Middleton and surrounding areas the highest standards of customer service and value.”