A NOT yet built petrol station in Creekmoor is seeking permission to be able to sell alcohol 24 hours a day.

Peregrine Retail Limited has applied to BCP Council for a licence for the Marshes End premises ahead of its planned opening at the end of November.

If approved, the store will be allowed to sell alcohol alongside hot food and drinks 24 hours a day every day of the year.

Work to build Creekmoor Service Station began earlier this year following a long-run campaign to have the land, which is classed as contaminated, redeveloped.

It had previously been earmarked for a transit site for travellers before the plans were dropped by Poole council after hundreds of people opposed the move.

Accessed via the Holes Bay North roundabout next to Poole Fire Station, the site will also host a cycle and pedestrian route into Creekmoor.

Ward councillor Judy Butt, who has been a big supporter of the development, said she did not think the addition of another shop selling alcohol in the area would cause any new problems

“We have various shops selling alcohol within very close distance of the service station,” she said.

“I don’t think having one more will make any difference but there are strict requirements in licensing and as long as they are fulfilled, I have no problem.

“This will be fantastic for the Creekmoor community and is a fantastic use of the land – something we had been looking for for a long time.”

As well as the Shell petrol station, the site will provide a convenience store, sandwich bar and car washing facilities.

Cllr Butt said it was hoped that the service station would be ready to open by the end of November.

Council licensing officers will consider the licence for the site in the weeks following the October 2 deadline for public comments.