Hope for petrol site deal

Hopes are rising that the second petrol station in Alnwick may be reopening in the coming weeks.

A number of residents have reported seeing action on the site at Cawledge and at last Thursday’s meeting of Alnwick Town Council, members were told that site owners Northumberland Estates expects to have completed a deal in the next few weeks with a national operator.

It came from a meeting between Mayor Bill Grisdale, town clerk Bill Batey and Estates’ director of planning and development Colin Barnes.

Alnwick Motorway Services opened in June 2012, but regularly ran out of fuel and in December, the Estates decided to terminate the lease.

In August this year, it was revealed that Morrisons had pulled out of a deal to take on the site.