Sixty people sign petition opposing petrol station plan

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Attempts by Morrisons to build a petrol station near its Hadleigh store have been dealt a blow.

A total of 60 people handed in a petition objecting to the company’s plans, claiming it would be too close to residents homes.

The petition comes despite the fact the supermarket, which opened a shop in Calais Street in January, has yet to submit a formal application.

Residents living near the site, including those in Lambert Close, Charter Close, Freeman Close and Boswell Lane, have expressed fears about the impact the move would have on their health and safety.

In September, a meeting between Morrisons officials and residents was held to discuss the plans.

A spokesman for the company said this dialogue with the community would continue.

“We have listened to comments made at the meeting with neighbouring residents and we are currently reviewing our plans for a new petrol station,” he said.

“A planning application will follow in due course.”

The option of creating a petrol station near the store has been muted since before it opened.

Many residents have said they are not against the idea, but would prefer the station to be built closer to the town’s fire station.