Used automobile dealership faces relocation for council’s road-building plan

A used automobile dealership in Plymouth is going through a demolition and rebuild to permit for main street enhancements within the metropolis.

Plymouth Metropolis Council goals to widen the A386 Tavistock Highway after buying a strip of land, at the moment the entrance forecourt of the Turners of Roborough dealership, which might put the long run viability of the enterprise in query.

The lack of the land would require Turners’ entire web site to be restructured to proceed buying and selling, with the constructing, gross sales workplace and cover being demolished, and a substitute constructing with the gross sales workplace constructed additional again into the property.

Its planning software said: “The lack of the location frontage of the prevailing automobile gross sales enterprise to accommodate the freeway enchancment mission ends in the prevailing automobile gross sales enterprise turning into unviable, as has been mentioned at size with Plymouth Metropolis Council.”

These discussions are persevering with while this planning software is being thought-about.

Turners has emphasised to the council that “the substitute constructing is of comparable scale, content material and use as the prevailing facility.

“Basically the substitute constructing and automobile parking show areas are totally reflective of the prevailing constructing premises and car show on a like for like enterprise.”

Nonetheless some bushes on the property, that are topic to preservation orders, will must be eliminated “to supply a commercially viable automobile gross sales enterprise on this location”, stated Turners’ planning assertion.

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