A LONG-awaited petrol station redevelopment looks set to be launched in Bury this week.

Planning permission was granted for a new Spar and service station along Market Street, Tottington.

Neighbours were divided over the merits of the scheme, for the former Tottington Motor Company site, at the time.

Residents complained about a potential increase in traffic for the site and increased noise and air pollution.

And a 27-name petition was lodged opposing the scheme, which had been drawn up by James Hall and Company.

But others insisted the improved facility was "exactly what we need to do on that site" and were all in favour.

The developer, James Hall, runs a number of petrol forecourt developments under the G&E Murgatroyd arm of its business.

Work on site has seen the original buildings pulled down and a new service station constructed.

Nearly 120 convenience stores form part of the wider company - and there are 29 service stations as part of the same umbrella.

Petrol giant Shell will offer refuelling services and other concessions on site, as well as Spar, include the Cheeky Coffee Company.

The Tottington Motor Company itself relocated to new premises on the Eton Business Park, near Radcliffe, some time ago.