BP Oil UK Limited and The Churchmanor Estates Company plc are pleased to announce that the Planning Inspectorate has allowed an appeal for a BP petrol filling station following West Suffolk Council’s refusal of the scheme, and planning permission has now been granted.

The scheme, adjacent to the A14 at junction 45, Rookery Cross Roads, was supported by Rougham Parish Council and Highways England who were keen on additional motorist facilities on the A14 in Bury St Edmunds.

The development will comprise a new BP Petrol Filling Station, together with M&S Simply Food, at the entrance to Suffolk Business Park, a 57-acre office and industrial park, which includes the UK headquarters for Festool and the proposed new headquarters for Hopkins Homes.

Situated on a prominent position on the Park, within close reach of the A14, the petrol station will be a welcome addition to the facilities in the area.

Stephen Clark, CEO of The Churchmanor Estates Company said: “The Inspector’s decision allows this important investment to go ahead at the entrance to Suffolk Business Park and will be an important facility for our business park occupiers. We have been trying for many years to obtain planning permission for a petrol filling station here, and we are delighted for BP and M&S that this permission has finally been obtained.”