Support for new fuel station

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Sainsbury’s have applied to Scarborough Council to include a fuel station adjacent to their new store being built on Stainsacre Lane.

I have written to the council to support this application and I have read through most of the other comments submitted to the council.

There is a lot of support for this application and a common theme of this support is anger that the motorists of Whitby have to pay a premium on their petrol and diesel fuel.

Many feel that the current suppliers of fuel abuse their monopoly on supplies and that competition from Sainsbury’s will reduce prices in Whitby.

I hope this will be the case and that Sainsbury’s do not get their fuels from the current supplier adding on the Whitby premium.

Michael Oliver, Queens Drive, Whitby, by email