Cepsa (Gibraltar) Ltd is looking to develop a new petrol filling station 80 metres east of the airport terminal building, on British Lines Road, which will lead into the new tunnel access to Gibraltar.
The company is seeking full planning permission to develop a site that currently comprises a building and several containerised cabins. The proposed station would be accessible from the new Eastgate roundabout on the British Lines road, which is currently under construction.
According to documents available on the e-Gov website, the idea would be for the proposed development to serve as the primary petrol filling station upon entry to Gibraltar, replacing the current CEPSA station at Winston Churchill Avenue, which has been there for some 25 years.
Like the existing station, the proposed development would extend over a plot measuring 3,500 square metres. The underground storage of 400,000 litres of fuel would represent a 17.5% increase; 15 double fuel dispensers would mean a 50% increase on fuel pumps.