Perry’s Vauxhall dealership in Lancashire set to be turned into convenience store

  • Application submitted to turn Perry’s Vauxhall in Leyland into a ‘much needed’ convenience store
  • Dealership has not been used since dealer group left the site after the first lockdown
  • Staff who worked at showroom were offered new roles elsewhere

Time 12:58 pm, February 17, 2022

A Vauxhall dealership could soon be turned into a convenience store after proposals were lodged with with a planning committee.

The site, in Leyland, Lancs, has been empty since dealer group Perry’s left as a result of the pandemic in June 2020.

The firm briefly re-opened the premises after the first lockdown but soon made the decision to close the site and move staff elsewhere.

Since then the site has not been used, although an adjacent MOT centre has kept trading, the Lancashire Post reports.

As a result, plans have been put forward to turn the unit into a ‘much needed’ convenience store to serve the town.

The application, made by Covax Properties Ltd, has been submitted to the planning department of South Ribble Council.

Although it has not been revealed which shopping chain will take over the building, the developers want to brick up one roller shutter to create a new pedestrian door and window.

The developers said: ‘The application proposal will deliver economic, social and environmental improvements which will enhance the local area and bring opportunities for local people.’

A report submitted to planners added: ‘The applicant’s proposal provides a good opportunity to secure improved services for this area of the borough.’

Perry’s staff who previously worked at the Vauxhall dealership were offered positions in Preston, Blackburn. Burnley and Nelson.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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