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Former Crewcatt premises earmarked for 24-hour unmanned filling station

A vacant filling station on the main Armagh to Portadown Road could be brought back into productive use, Armagh I can reveal.

The old Crew Catt station near Richhill is at the centre of plans for a new 24-hour unmanned filling station.

It’s part of an ongoing expansion plan by the Cookstown-based Lissan Coal Company.go try

The company, which was founded in 1986, operates a chain of ‘pay at the pump’ stations under its ‘Go’ brand.

The Co Tyrone business, owned by the Loughran family, branched out to extend the range of fuels available to customers.

It now has 35 ‘Go’ stations across Northern Ireland and the Republic, the first having opened in Belfast.

And it intends to open more as part of a continued expansion by a company which last year saw pre-tax profits of £19.3 million for the year ending September 2014.

In August, planning approval was given for another facility in Holywood, Co Down.

And now Lissan Coal Company has applied for permission to open on the main Armagh to Portadown Road.

An application has been submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and will be advertised publicly next week.

The Crew Catt station has been vacant for some time now.

This bid, if approved, will be a welcome boost and give motorists another option for ‘filling up’.

The development would see a new forecourt canopy constructed and there would be three fuel pumps provided, together with associated site works and boundaries.

A decision on the proposal would be expected early in the new year.

Image: Go petrol station. © Copyright Albert Bridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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