A shop attached to a Llanidloes petrol station could be expanding as the site’s garage and workshop prepare to move.

A planning application for change of use has been submitted to Powys County Council, proposing to convert the workshop and garage at the Texaco petrol station on Victoria Avenue to a retail unit.

The application, prepared by Rhys Farmer and approved by Doug Hughes on behalf of Bradleys Properties Ltd, part of the development works that are currently being considered for the business.

The proposal outlines that the business considers it “necessary” to relocate part of the business to another location, Parc Hafren Industrial Estate, taking the MOT workshop, vehicle repairs, valeting and tyres building services that are on offer from the garage to their new location.


The move would leave the garage and workshop unoccupied and allow for more retail floorspace to add to the existing shop at the petrol station.

Commenting on the sustainability of the project, the application said: “The site has good links to local facilities in Llanidloes.

"The bypass is approximately 300m away, with trunk road links in all directions. The existing building and land has industrial usage and employment usage. It shall continue to remain as employment usage.

“As the existing MOT workshop and car repair part of the garage is to be relocated then there will only be a positive impact upon the surrounding area in terms of noise nuisance.

“Likewise, the site is used as a garage and shop so has an existing usage, therefore this should to be considered by the Highways Department in terms of their on balance argument as to whether the site will have a negative/positive impact upon the wider network.

"Our conclusion is that this will be very much improved by the change of use of this building.

“The proposal for conversion of an existing garage and workshop to form a retail unit (AI) and additional staff parking is going to contribute positively to the local area and fit in within the existing employment and industrial allocation, which is defined by the current Local    Development Plan.

“The proposal enhances an existing business within the town and adds significantly to the         limited local retail offer in this part of the town.”