Belfast Telegraph

Asda reveals plans for new petrol station in Northern Ireland

By Rachel Martin

Supermarket giant Asda has submitted plans for a new petrol station in Northern Ireland.

The new forecourt is planned for at its Antrim store, amid plans for a £30m redevelopment at Junction One retail park.

Co Down firm Lotus Group bought Junction One in January. Asda's application seeks permission to build a six-pump petrol station and is expected to create around four jobs if the plans are approved.

Alan Jones, Asda's senior communications manager, said: "Antrim is one of our flagship locations and we look forward, subject to the approval of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, to being able to offer even more choice and convenience to our customers.

"Our application for a new petrol station is ideally timed as Junction One, the neighbouring retail park, will soon seek approval for a major redevelopment."

Asda is now Northern Ireland's second most popular supermarket, with 17.4% of grocery spending.

Belfast Telegraph